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March 28, 2014

Woman arrested after walking across train bridge

SALEM — A woman from Gloucester, who police say is homeless, took a dangerous and unusual route to get from Salem to Beverly last night when she walked across the train bridge over the Danvers River, an act that led to her arrest around 7 p.m.

Taylor Geden, 24, now faces a charge of standing, walking or riding on railroad property, said Salem Lt. Scott Englehardt. She was ordered held on $240 bail, and she is expected to be arraigned in Salem District Court today.

Geden’s journey apparently took her from Salem Depot, down the tracks and across the bridge, where officer Gilbert Priddy was waiting for her to cross.

“We got a call of someone walking on the railroad tracks behind the depot and onto the trestle bridge,” Englehardt said. “She said she was walking to the Beverly Depot to get the train from Beverly.”

Gilbert drove his Salem cruiser over the Veterans Memorial Bridge, parked near the railroad tracks in Beverly, then walked out on the bridge to meet Geden after she made the trip from Salem to Beverly.

It’s about a 2-mile walk from Salem Depot to Beverly.

“It’s not too smart,” Englehardt said.

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