North Carolina police are trying to identify a pair of daredevils seen in a viral video jumping over a collapsed section of a closed bridge.
The video, which you can see on this post to Facebook on Tuesday by Hickory resident Colt Howell, shows two dirt bikers taking turns jumping the gap before a small group of onlookers.
Trooper Will Henning with the North Carolina Highway Patrol told HuffPost the bridge featured in the video is located in Granite Falls. It reportedly collapsed earlier this month, prompting the North Carolina Department of Transportation to place cement barricades on each side of the bridge. The riders moved at least one of the barricades to complete the stunt, Henning said.
Spectrum News reports the span between the two collapsed sections of the bridge is 72 feet.
Authorities said the riders are a threat to themselves and a danger to others who might try to copy them.
“We don’t want anyone to participate in anything dangerous like that that could cause injury or loss or life,” Henning told Huffpost.
The riders, should they be caught, could receive citations for operating a motor vehicle on a road that is clearly marked as closed.
“It’s an infraction and they’d receive a fine,” said Henning.
Police have put concrete barriers on the bridge to prevent future thrill seekers from copying the original daredevils.