Friday, February 17, 2006

Pedestrain Bridge Fall

Truck damages pedestrian bridge

KLANG: Students, teachers and office workers were stunned by a loud noise caused by a tipper truck hitting part of a pedestrian bridge over the inner lane parallel to Persiaran Raja Muda Musa here yesterday.

A portion of the bridge was dislodged from the brackets.

In the 7.45am incident, the carrier of a tipper truck malfunctioned, causing it to rise and hit the bridge.

“From initial investigations it was found that a tipper truck was heading to Klang town and all of a sudden the carrier came up. It hit the bridge which has a 4.7m clearance. On impact, a portion of the bridge was dislodged from its brackets. No one was hurt in the incident.

Built in the late 70s, the bridge is used by students from SM La Salle, SM Hin Hua and SM Tengku Ampuan Rahimah.

“For now the students are advised not to use the bridge until the Public Works Department has checked the structure,” C/Insp Razali said.

He added that traffic personnel would be stationed at the site to help students cross the road safely.

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