Lorry crane driver arrested after Marina Square bridge damaged in accident

Lorry's crane boom grazes the bridge linking Marina Square and Millenia Walk. SCREENGRAB: FACEBOOK/SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - The crane boom, or lifting arm, of a lorry caused damage to the overhead bridge linking Marina Square to Millenia Walk on Monday (Feb 22) afternoon.

A 56-year-old male driver has been arrested in relation to the case, police said.

Police received a call about the accident along Raffles Boulevard towards Raffles Avenue at about 11.47am.

It appears that the lorry did not retract the boom, and scraped the bottom of the bridge while passing under it.

The Building & Construction Authority (BCA) said it was notified at about 2pm of the incident where the boom of a lorry crane collided and damaged the underside of the pedestrian link bridge between the Marina Square and Millenia Walk.

Some of the cladding panels fell onto the road, but the structural integrity of the bridge is not affected, BCA said.

BCA said it has directed the owners of the bridge to carry out a detailed investigation and recommend permanent rectification works.

A long gash across the breadth of the bridge can be seen in a video by Shin Min Daily News.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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