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Jakarta Post

Pedestrian bridge near HI traffic circle to be dismantled

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 23, 2018   /   10:36 am
Pedestrian bridge near HI traffic circle to be dismantled Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan walks down a pedestrian bridge near the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta on Sunday. He said the bridge would be dismantled. ( Puspita)

A pedestrian crossing bridge located by the Hotel Indonesia (HI) traffic circle will be torn down because it is blocking motorists' view of the Jakarta Welcome Statue, Governor Anies Baswedan announced on Sunday 

“Later [after the bridge is taken down], we will be able to see Jl. Thamrin [...] and reach the traffic circle with the sight of the welcome statue," he said as quoted by

The dismantling would be carried out ahead of the Asian Games, so that foreign guests would be able to see the statue as they pass the main thoroughfare, he added.

“The welcome statue was built to welcome participants of the Asian Games in 1962," he said.

Jakarta is set to host the quadrennial sporting event from Aug.18 to Sept. 2 alongside Palembang, South Sumatra. (acr)