This morning, the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in the middle of the Querétaro-San Luis Potosí highway caused the collapse of this important highway, the National Highway Guard reported.
- For several hours the road was closed in both directions due to this road accident that occurred at kilometer 167 + 400, both for the Querétaro and San Luis Potosí sections.
Sections enabled after accident
After the start of the work at the site of the road accident, in the direction of San Luis Potosí, the circulation of the Km 167 + 400 section was enabled, while for Querétaro it is now possible to circulate from km 170 + 000 to 165 + 000 in counterflow.
In its social media account, the National Highway Guard reported about the collapse of the bridge both in the direction of Querétaro and San Luis Potosí.
“ Road system continues due to traffic closure after Road Accident km 167 + 400 road (2190) Querétaro-San Luis Potosí, same section in SLP. Alternate Route San Felipe-Cerro Gordo-León-Querétaro highway. Follow road indication ”.National Highway Guard
Why did the pedestrian bridge collapse?
The entire pedestrian bridge allegedly collapsed due to the collision of two trailers that, when hitting one of the pillars of this structure, would have made it fall on top of the vehicles and cargo transport units that were circulating at that time in both directions, crushing the boxes of the two cargo vehicles involved in the road accident.
- At the moment, he does not notice the injured people, only material damages that amount to more than 15 million pesos plus the merchandise of both cargo units, Ignacio Banavente, director of the Civil Protection Coordination in San Luis Potosí, publicly reported.
What is the road alternative?
The road alternative for vehicles that are currently in the place or require to circulate on the said road is the San Felipe-Cerro Gordo-León-Querétaro highway. The National Guard has indicated that caution should be exercised when passing through the scene of the accident since emergency forces work in the area to assist drivers and clear the area, which could take more than five hours as it requires specialized cranes to remove the remains of the collapsed bridge.
“Take Precautions in SLP, a road device is implemented due to traffic closure after Road Accident km 167 + 400 highway (2190) Querétaro – San Luis Potosí, same section. Alternate Route San Felipe-Cerro Gordo-León-Querétaro highway. Follow road indication ”.National Highway Guard on Twitter.