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Terrifying moment bridge collapses sending a woman plunging onto the banks of a river below

Terrifying moment Brazilian bridge collapses sending a woman plunging 25 feet onto the banks of a river below

  • A woman in Santa Catarina, Brazil, survived a dangerous fall after the Rio Branco Bridge collapsed on Wednesday
  • Surveillance footage showed a truck passing through the bridge before the paved surface broke apart and swallowed the woman into a crater   
  • The woman, who was not identified, spent nearly a minute trapped before a man rushed over and helped her climb out
  • It’s unknown if the woman suffered any injuries and/or if she was hospitalized 

Security footage shows the moment that a road bridge collapses in southern Brazil sending a woman plunging 25 feet onto the banks of a river below.

The woman can be seen walking over the Rio Branco Bridge in Brusque, Santa Catarina, as trucks also drive across it.

The vehicles seem to bounce over a pothole in the road, before the whole bridge suddenly collapses, and the woman vanishes into the crater.

A truck hauling a trailer with cylinders which has just crossed the bridge narrowly escapes being dragged into the gap, while a second manages to barely stop in time on the other side of the road.

Moments later, a biker almost rides straight into the gap, but manages to slide onto the road at the last minute. 

The road leading to the Rio Blanco Bridge remained closed as of Thursday in Brusque, Brazil. City officials and a Civil Defense engineer team was assessing the damage

Still image from a surveillance camera shows a woman in Brusque, a city in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, walking towards a bridge before the structure collapsed and swallowed her into a crater. She was able to climb out safely with the help of a man. It's unknown if she suffered any injuries

Still image from a surveillance camera shows a woman in Brusque, a city in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, walking towards a bridge before the structure collapsed and swallowed her into a crater. She was able to climb out safely with the help of a man. It’s unknown if she suffered any injuries

A bridge collapsed in Santa Catarina, Brazil, on Wednesday. Local media outlets reported that structure may have been weakened by heavy rain that fell in the region between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning

A bridge collapsed in Santa Catarina, Brazil, on Wednesday. Local media outlets reported that structure may have been weakened by heavy rain that fell in the region between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning

Luckily the woman the woman was sent crashing 25 feet onto the banks of a river below

Luckily the woman the woman was sent crashing 25 feet onto the banks of a river below

Incredibly the woman, whose name was not released by authorities, manages to clamber out.

A man who was in a nearby building races over and extends his hand to help her out of the crater after she spent nearly a minute trapped.

It’s unknown if the woman suffered any injuries. 

Local Brazilian media outlets reported that the heavy rain fall in the region, which spanned from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning may have played a role in the Rio Branco Bridge collapse.

The roads leading to the bridge remained closed as of Thursday as the Brusque local government and the Civil Defense engineers continued to assess the damage.

Still image from a surveillance camera shows the woman trying to break her fall seconds after the bridge surface collapsed

Still image from a surveillance camera shows the woman trying to break her fall seconds after the bridge surface collapsed

A truck stopped short of falling into the crater and possible crushing a woman who was trapped after a bridge collapsed in Brazil on Wednesday. No injuries were reported

A truck stopped short of falling into the crater and possible crushing a woman who was trapped after a bridge collapsed in Brazil on Wednesday. No injuries were reported

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