Update: Hwy 49 at Stevenot Bridge Closed Due To Emergency
Update at 4:12pm: Tuolumne County sheriff’s officials are sharing an update about a human-related emergency at the Stevenot Bridge earlier this afternoon.
Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Andrea Benson reports that deputies were able to get the person, described only as a 48-year-old female, to come from the bridge and talk with them. “She was experiencing depression over some life issues and they were able to connect her with services at Adventist Health Sonora,” Benson states.
Just before 2 p.m. multiple agencies from Tuolumne and Calaveras counties responded to Highway 49 in the vicinity of the bridge’s midpoint as the area was near the county line. The span was closed to thru-traffic for a short period of time while deputies assisted the woman.
Update at 2:25pm: CHP officials report that Highway 49 at the Stevenot Bridge has reopened to thru-traffic.
There are few other details available at this time about a reported incident involving a potential jumper. Officials say the person is no longer at the bridge. Multiple units remain on scene.
The call came in a few minutes before 2 p.m.
Original Post at 2:11pm: Sonora, CA – The CHP and sheriff’s deputies from Tuolumne and Calaveras counties have responded to Highway 49 at the Stevenot Bridge for a report of a potential jumper and have closed the road.
According to the CHP, the activity is centered at the midpoint of the bridge. Motorists should avoid the area at this time and find another route, such as Parrots Ferry Road. We will provide more details as they become available.