Those of us who frequent the markets of Mosjaya would know how dangerous it is to arrive by bus from Lambir and cross the road to the shops or to cross over to the Army Camp at Batu 2 1/2. School students have always been told not the cross the road by their parents. But many fatal accidents have occurred in the last ten years. One or two indigenous people have given their lives away. The hit and run crivers never owned up.
So the overhead bridge joining the Merdeka Mall and the Mosjaya Complex is a truly welcome structure.
Apparently at any one time this bridge can hold up 300 people. I hope old people will also enjoy crossing the bridge and getting help along the way - without being pushed aside!! I wish that the construction companies would provide harnesses and helmets for their workers. These foreign and local workers are not following the International Safety rules for building construction. Perhaps some people well versed in OHSA can comment on this. Visitors to construction sites should also wear safety helmets and even safety boots.
Definitely the people who frequent this area will bless the people behind the idea and construction!! The bridge is almost complete when this photo was taken. Urban sprawl is definitely a social and geographical phenomenon here in Miri. With urbanisation all of us are aware of the costs we have to pay - more cost for security and welfare - more spending on amenities and utilities. But it should NOT all be paid or borne by the tax payers.
I know I will feel safe walking across using this bridge....and old folks especially will be so happy with the people behind this overhead bridge....Cheers.