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Some idiot posted a video of himself walking across the top of the Burlington Skyway

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Eric Wainwright Aug 18, 2016 6:57 am

We don’t like to call people idiots a lot.

But sometimes they just really, really earn it and there’s nothing we can do but bestow on them the label they’ve worked so hard foolishly to deserve.

Like this idiot.

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Monday (under the name idgaf brand – like we said, this guy’s a gem), a young man jumps out of a stopped car on the Burlington Skyway (stopping your car on the bridge is already a dangerous move) and scurries up a support beam with selfie stick in hand.

Darwin would be proud.

For those of you not familiar with the Burlington Skyway’s impressive stats, here are the only two you really need to know to understand how stupid a stunt this was:

  1. At its peak it’s well over 65m in height (200+ feet)
  2. It carries 8 lanes of QEW traffic over it at all hours of the day

Pausing at the top to put on a pair of shades, the young man then walks around the top of the bridge via support beams, balancing above those fast moving lanes of QEW traffic passing beneath him at, literally, killer speeds.

Then, as a coup de grâce, dude turns the camera on himself to show his bandanad and sunglassed face (he looks about 14). What a real cowboy.

Oh, and the entire time he’s up there he appears to NOT BE WEARING A HARNESS.

Like, we said, he earned his own nickname on this one…

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Eric Wainwright
Eric is the Toronto City Editor for Daily Hive and previously the Editor-in-Chief at Notable.ca. He is highly educated. He knows words. He has the best words.

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