Tilted, disjointed West Jakarta footbridge endangers pedestrians
The Jakarta Post
A tilted, disjointed pedestrian bridge by a Transjakarta bus stop on Jl. Daan Mogot in West Jakarta has caused concern among pedestrians since it was hit by a truck early morning on Sunday.
On Monday, bus passengers were forced to jump over a bus stop fence using a small chair provided by the bus stop management, while a staff member was assigned to assist arriving and departing passengers in crossing the busy road.
The bridge’s entrance from the north side of Jl. Daan Mogot was blocked with bamboo because the bridge was tilted on one side and its stairs disconnected from the upper walkway. Its metal parts were also heavily rusted, wartakota.tribunnews.com reported.
“Honestly, this is very annoying. This is dangerous because we have to cross the road where the vehicles are speeding. I hope it’s fixed soon,” said a passenger, Sofi.
Cengkareng Timur subdistrict head Yuli Ardiansyah said the bridge was hit by a truck carrying dirt at 1 a.m. on Sunday.
“For now, we have cooperated with the Jakarta Bina Marga Road Agency to fix the bridge soon,” Yuli said on Monday.
West Jakarta Transportation Agency acting head Leo Amstrong Manalu said the agency’s officers would be stationed in the area near the damaged footbridge to help manage traffic in the area. (ami/stu)
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