Woman in charity walk gets stuck on raised drawbridge

Woman in charity walk gets stuck on raised drawbridge

A breast cancer walk turned into a frightening ordeal for a Florida woman who was left clinging to a railroad drawbridge after it opened over Fort Lauderdale’s New River.

It wasn’t clear why the pink-clad woman, who has been identified only as a 55-year-old from Dania Beach, was trying to cross the railroad bridge, which is closed to pedestrians and wasn’t part of the route for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K.

Witness Philip Glazebrook said the bridge gives a loud signal before it rises over the river.

“This bridge is controlled from Tallahassee. There’s not a bridge minder here anymore,” he told NBC6. “So she’s stuck on the bridge and she’s going up. The next thing is, she’s stuck, straddled like Jesus Christ.”

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