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THIS FOOTBRIDGE IN MANILA IS GAINING INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION!

 After almost four years it was been opened to public with tons of criticisms, this nine-meter high steel footbridge in Kamuning has become the Twitter's trending topic.

 



A diplomat from the Netherlands in San Francisco, Dirk Janssen, posted a picture of the highest human footbridge which was built along EDSA. He called out the construction of the footbridge as it did not consider the well-being of pedestrians. 





"There is no better way to make it clear to pedestrians that they don't matter," said Janssen.




His tweet quickly went viral with over 4K likes as of this writing.




Some Filipinos who take notice of his tweet such as statistician Peter Cayton took the time to react in response to the post.



"This is gaining international attention. Transport policymakers in the Philippines are heartless and have no regard for pedestrian and commuter rights, much less for human rights," wrote Cayton.




"The sad thing: This was during the pre-pandemic period," Cayton added.



"Mountaineering.. it's more fun in the Philippines," another twitter response said.



According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the P10 million footbridge was constructed for the safety of pedestrians that cross EDSA. The location of the bridge is one of the accident-prone areas in the city.



Back in 2019, two Filipino mountaineers wearing full gear with backpacks shared their photos on social media, making fun of their achievement by reaching the Kamuning bridge 'summit'.


Photo credits: Albert Labrador / FB


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