FOLSOM (CBS13) — A centennial for a beloved bridge, a day chock full of activities, and a local athlete attempting a world record all in one day!
It’s all for the centennial celebration of Folsom’s Rainbow Bridge.READ MORE: Monitor: All Of California In Moderate Drought Or Worse For First Time Since 2014
Hundreds gathered on the Rainbow Bridge to watch slackline athlete Ryan Robinson traverse between Lake Natoma crossing to the Rainbow Bridge.
Evangeline Scott watched world record attempt.
“I just can’t even imagine the amount of focus that that takes,” he said.
With a world record on the line, step after step, Ryan attempts to cross 1,919 feet on a one-inch wide line.
And in less than an hour, with cheers from family, friends, and onlookers the Folsom native successfully completes his world record attempt.READ MORE: CAISO Cautiously Optimistic Lights Will Stay On, But Rolling Blackouts Still Possible This Summer
“I grew up here so this is really special to me,” said Robinson “I’m getting emotional just seeing all the people I love.”
Many worried he wouldn’t be able to do it.
Kathryn Gulbrandsen watched the world record attempt.
“It was pretty amazing. He wobbled a lot,” she said.
“Even though it looked like I was teetering a little bit I had total control. But it was pretty wild. That’s the first time I heard that many ooohs,” said Robinson.
With the support of the Folsom community, Ryan is giving back to the city that helped raise him.MORE NEWS: Stockton Police Chief Praises Hero Neighbor Who Saved Little Boy During Deadly Shooting
“It couldn’t be a cooler experience to see everyone here and to have a successful walk and now have a world record as a city,” he said.