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Foresthill Bridge plunge claims life of El Dorado Hills teen

AUBURN CA - A 17-year-old youth died after jumping Wednesday from the 730-foot-high Foresthill Bridge, near Auburn. The Placer County Coroner’s Office identified the teen Thursda ...

Media Life: BASE tandem jumps in Foresthill Bridge future?

Auburn-area bridge, California's highest and owned by Placer County, could be in conversation for jumps that are already in Moab, Utah and Twin Falls, Idaho AUBURN CA - Tandem jump ...

Second suicide jumper leaps to death Wednesday from Foresthill Bridge

AUBURN CA - A second person made a fatal jump late Wednesday off the Foresthill Bridge, near Auburn, authorities said Thursday. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office released th ...

Higher Foresthill Bridge barriers poised for installation

AUBURN CA - A new 6½-foot-high pedestrian barrier will soon be replacing the 4-foot-high railing that now extends across the Foresthill bridge. Contractor Golden State Bridge is ...

Body found in American River below Foresthill Bridge near Auburn still not ID’d

AUBURN CA - A man whose body was found in the American River below Foresthill Bridge near Auburn remained unidentified Thursday. The Placer County coroner said the man’s body wa ...

ID sought on body of man found in American River near Auburn

AUBURN CA - The Placer County Sheriff's Coroner's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man whose body was found in the American River Tuesday morning, directly unde ...

Placer County budget challenges, building projects marked 2011

Budget challenges continued to cast a shadow over Placer County operations in 2011. But the year now ending also was marked with continued debate over a $100,000 charity fund, the ...

Foresthill Bridge BASE leap caught by Placer sheriff’s copter

A BASE jumper was arrested late Wednesday after an after-dark parachute leap off the Foresthill Bridge near Auburn was spotted by the Placer County Sheriff’s helicopter. Aaron J ...

Spanning the globe: Foresthill Bridge gets international attention

Russian engineers visited the 730 foot-high Foresthill Bridge to marvel Tuesday at one of the nation’s modern-day engineering wonders. Completed in 1973, the bridge was briefly t ...

A Bridge Day at Foresthill Bridge for BASE jumpers?

Auburn Foresthill Bridge near Auburn gained more notoriety this month when a late-night BASE jumper from the 730-foot-high span became entangled in a tree branch 60 feet in the air ...