BMX rider pulls off crazy stunt on top of bridge
True. Bridges are for getting people over a hazard, usually water, from Point A to Point B. But we’re guessing the architects behind Fort Worth’s West Seventh Street bridge didn’t imagine people would do it this way.
Video caught BMX stunt rider Mat Olson riding across the newly opened bridge on top of the arches over the weekend. Yes, on top! The width of the structure is said to be no wider than the width of a sidewalk and the arches tower 24-feet high.
"It seemed like I was on top of a mountain," Olson said via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "It was all windy and crazy when I was up there. It was pretty exhilarating, that’s for sure."
Apparently, he did it to score an invitation to the Summer X Games according to CBS 11. No word yet on whether his ruse worked, however.
Though no legal action has taken place, Olson did receive a "talking to" by local police, but even the local PD were pretty amazed at the stunt.
"They were more astonished than anything: ‘I can’t believe you’re alive right now. Are you kidding? Why are you doing this?’"
Let go with just a warning, Olson revealed he talked to an attorney before the now-viral ride to learn about what charges he could face, and he still decided to go through with it.
He began scheming the stunt while the bridge was under construction and had to wait for the perfect moment, aka after the Polar Vortex had left the area.
Obviously, he does not recommend trying this at home. "I figured this would be another way to get my name out there. It’s big. It’s crazy. It’s scary. It’s appealing. It’s not for the faint of heart."
Thankfully, he was wearing a helmet.