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Pedestrian bridge rebuild nearly complete after oversized semi incident

Othón P. Blanco, Q.R. — A pedestrian bridge in the town of Nicolás Bravo is in its final stretch of its reconstruction. The metal bridge is being rebuilt after it was ripped from its concrete base in August of 2023 by a semi.

Town mayor Neyla Narcisa López Romero reported that the restoration is around 85 percent complete. Now, they are waiting for the metal security screen to be placed so it can be painted and reopened.

López Romero explained that after the incident, a new bridge was thought possible within two months, however, they were not able to begin a rebuild until February.

In mid-March, additional material for the main structure of the pedestrian bridge arrived. The entire project is expected to be complete for the end of April.

In August of 2023, the town’s pedestrian bridge was destroyed by a passing semi. The driver of the semi was transporting a backhoe on its flatbed when his load made contact with the overhead bridge.

The miscalculation collapsed the bridge. The semi driver was transporting a piece of heavy machinery for Maya Train use at the time of the accident.