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Drawbridge operator responsible for 'unimaginable' death of 79-year-old woman pleads guilty

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A Florida drawbridge operator on duty when an elderly woman, trapped on the bridge, plunged to her death has pled guilty to her role in the incident.

Around 1 p.m. on February 6, Carol Wright, 79, was walking her bicycle across the Royal Park Bridge, a drawbridge which connects the island of Palm Beach to West Palm Beach on the Florida mainland. All of a sudden, just as Wright had crossed over the apex of the bridge, it began to open, and Wright immediately grabbed hold of the only thing available: a concrete railing.

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