Coronado Bridge's Safety Is Being Questions
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The safety of the
Coronado Bridge has come into question after the tragic death of four people, killed when
a truck drove off the bridge and crashing on top of a group of bikers.
City leaders and transportation officials are responding to residents'
concerns after a suspected DUI driver lost control, drove off the bridge
and plunged 60 feet, landing on a crowded park below. Many were injured,
and four innocent festival goers were killed. The Caltrans District Director
for the area promised at a recent press conference that he would conduct
a full investigation into the accident.
Community residents are speaking out and asking for stronger barriers to
be installed along the bridges above Chicano Park. Community members say
the bridge barrier is not enough and it is unsafe for park patrons. Officials
say the Caltrans investigation will determine if changes need to be made
to the bridge and if the standard 34-inch cement barrier on the bridge
are sufficient. The park and bridge were opened after an inspection late
Saturday evening and deemed structurally sound, but many say they are
concerned about future tragedies.
For years, the Chicano Park Steering Committee says it has been asking
for a better barrier to cars from falling. On of its members says the
accident was preventable and he is demanding the state fix the bridge
to ensure safety. Officials say the investigation is expected to take
three to four weeks.
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