Workers stuck on open drawbridge rescued

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Drawbridge rescue in Florida

Four workers are safe after getting stuck on a drawbridge that went up unexpectedly in Florida

Pompano Beach city spokeswoman Sandra King says hydraulics failed on a bridge under reconstruction Wednesday morning, causing it to rise while Department of Transportation workers were still on it.

Three workers were brought down in harnesses. A fourth was left trapped in the air over the Intracoastal Waterway.

Live television footage showed the worker clutching a guard rail before being rescued by firefighters.

None of the workers were injured.

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