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Selfie Taker Survives Fall Off Calif.'s Highest Bridge



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    The Placer County Sheriff posted this picture of deputies examining where a woman who was trying to take a selfie fell off the bridge.

    A woman who fell 60 feet off California's highest bridge while taking a selfie will not be charged for trespassing, authorities said. 

    The Placer County Sheriff's Office said the Sacramento-area woman was airlifted to a hospital and is expected to survive.

    The woman, who hasn't been identified, and a group of friends were walking on a catwalk underneath the 730-foot-tall Foresthill Bridge near Auburn when she fell Tuesday while taking a photo. She landed on a trail below.

    Authorities said the walkways under the bridge are closed to the public and people who walk on them are violating the law and can be cited.

    But sheriff's officials said Wednesday that they hope the woman learned a lesson, and they won't be charging her. Foresthill Bridge is the tallest bridge in the state, and fourth in the country.