Published on March 20, 2023
Temporary Crossing Replaces Damaged Pedestrian Bridge on Castroville Road
SAN ANTONIO (March 20, 2023) – A month after a dump truck damaged a pedestrian bridge at a busy intersection on the city’s West Side, the City of San Antonio has installed a temporary crossing at the Castroville Road and Dahlgreen Avenue intersection. The Pedestrian Beacon Signal Crosswalk will remain until the City rebuilds the bridge.
The Pedro Romero Pedestrian Bridge collapsed on Feb. 21, 2023, after a dump truck failed to lower its open-box bed and crashed into it. Built decades ago, the pedestrian bridge was named after a local man who petitioned for its construction as safe passage for students. The Gardendale Pre-K 4 SA Early Learning Program and Madonna Center are both located near the heavily trafficked intersection.
“This temporary crossing will ensure that residents and families can safely cross the street and access education and other services until the bridge is rebuilt,” said Razi Hosseini, director of the City’s Public Works Department.
The Pedestrian Beacon Signal Crossing is activated by pedestrians and uses yellow and red lights to warn drivers when someone is crossing the roadway. The phasing of the crossing operates in the following method:
Flashing Yellow Light: Warns drivers approaching the crosswalk of a pedestrian crossing.
Solid Yellow Light: Warns drivers to prepare to stop.
Solid Red Light: Drivers are to stop for pedestrians crossing.
Flashing Red Light: Drivers are to stop and may proceed through the intersection when it is clear of pedestrians.
April Alcoser Luna
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