The sudden appearance of the big cat was all caught on a patrol car's dashboard camera.
Several emergency vehicles were pulled along the side of Foresthill Road on an early morning call.
Two Placer County Sheriff's deputies can be seen chatting in the video until the mountain lion leaps over a center divider. The deputies turn around to catch a glimpse of the animal before it disappears across the roadway.
Thankfully the bridge was clear of cars and the mountain lion was not injured nor did it cause any accidents.