Cyclist Falls Directly into an Opening Draw Bridge

Cyclist Falls Directly into an Opening Draw Bridge

[ WATCH IT ] If only there had been lights and gates to warn her.

Video recorded by a Wisconsin Department of Transportation camera on Independence Day shows a bicyclist bypassing the gates on the Racine Street Bridge in Mensha and tumbling into a gap.

MENASHA, Wis. (WBAY) - Video shows a heart-stopping close call for a bicyclist who fell through a gap in a Menasha bridge--and the people who came to the woman's rescue.

It happened July 4 after the fireworks in Menasha.

One person pulls the woman and her bike from the gap while another appears to be on the phone to officials. More people rush over to help.

The bridge operator was alerted to the incident and kept the span open until the area was clear.

Police say the 37-year-old Menasha woman was taken to a Neenah hospital and treated for facial injuries.