Loading articles...

No injuries after pedestrian bridge in east end partially collapses

Last Updated Nov 17, 2018 at 6:28 pm EST

A pedestrian bridge in the east end of the city that children use to access an elementary school has partially collapsed.

Toronto Fire say they were called to the area of Massey Square and Crescent Town Road, near Victoria Park and Danforth, just before 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The five metre high bridge at 5 Massey Square partially collapsed, leaving a gaping hole in the structure and sending concrete onto the roadway below, blocking the entrance to a nearby condo building.

 

Fire officials say no injuries were reported.

The bridge is used by school children every day during the week to access Crescent Town Elementary School.

“Mercifully it happened on a weekend morning and there were no kids or parents on or under it & no injuries,” Beaches-East York MPP Rima Berns-McGown tweeted. “It could have been catastrophic.”

The Toronto District School Board share maintenance of the bridge with Pinedale Properties. The part of the bridge which collapsed is owned by Pinedale.

“While we will be reaching out to Pinedale Properties to determine next steps, in the meantime, we will be advising parents that the bridge is not accessible until further notice,” the TDSB said in a statement.

A resident in the area tells CityNews the concrete structures adjacent to the collapsed bridge were undergoing major repairs last summer.