Excavator arm crashes into bridge along Balestier Road: New video shows moment of impact

Submitted by Stomper Imran, Ghanesh, Noan, Alex, Jay

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A video has emerged showing the moment an excavator arm crashed into an overhead bridge along Balestier Road on Jul 21 at around 10pm.

Stompers Imran, Ghanesh, Noan, Alex and Jay first alerted Stomp to the accident.

In an earlier Stomp article, it was reported that the excavator was being transported on a low loader when it rammed into the pedestrian bridge.

A video posted on ROADs.sg shows debris and dust falling from the bridge after it was hit.

Parts of the bridge appeared to be dislodged, and the excavator was elevated for a brief moment due to the impact of the collision. 

In a Facebook post, the LTA said that the accident "had compromised the structural integrity of the bridge". 

Hence, the beams of the damaged structure had to be removed for safety reasons.

Two people were arrested in relation to the accident.

Read a Facebook post by published by the police:

"The 57-year-old driver and his 59-year-old employer have been arrested in connection with the accident. 

"They have been arrested for causing a heavy motor vehicle to collide with an overhead Bridge under Section 65A(1) of the Road Traffic Act, Chapter 276. 

"The driving licence of the driver has also been suspended with immediate effect.

"No one was injured in the accident.

"Police investigations are ongoing."