Bridge Collapses During Live Local News Report, Only Feet From Where Reporter is Standing

Stephen Douglas
Bridge collapse during a live shot.
Bridge collapse during a live shot. /

FOX 46 in Charlotte, North Carolina had a team out covering some flooding this morning when a section of Hiddenite Bridge in Alexander County washed away during a live shot. Reporter Amber Roberts was standing mere feet from the section of bridge that collapsed and cameraman Joe Monte just a few feet further. It made for a scary clip.

Since no one was hurt, the video was quickly turned into a meme, which included some footage of the spot in the bridge that was about to wash away.

This should be a reminder to everyone - even news crews - to take flooding seriously. Natural disasters and extreme weather events are terrifying.