PERSONNEL belonging to the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) in Angeles City inspected a footbridge along MacArthur Highway that was hit by a backhoe onboard a truck recently.

Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Pogi Lazatin Jr. ordered the inspection to determine if the bridge in front of the Angeles University Foundation (AUF) is still safe for pedestrians.

Office of the City Building Official (OCBO) Chief Architect Norbert Lagman, CEO Electrical Division Chief Engr. Giovanni Aquino and their staff inspected the AUF footbridge along MacArthur Highway together with representatives of Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Architect Tito Angeles and Engr. Enriquez.

The CEO learned about the extent of the damage to the structure as a result of the incident.

IC Calaguas, Lazatin's chief tactician, said the bridge was temporarily closed to give way for its repair.

The footbridge showed cracks on its concrete components because of the impact.

The incident alarmed building officials after a social media post showed a backhoe loaded on a truck for transport hit the footbridge as it traversed the national highway.

The footbridge is used by pedestrians crossing the MacArthur Highway between the AUF Medical Center and the AUF Professional School.

Robert Yeen, former chairman and present treasurer of Barangay Salapungan where the bridge is situated, thanked the mayor for the swift action following the incident.