Pedestrian bridge collapses after dump truck crashes into it on West Side

Crash happened in the 1800 block of Castroville Road

SAN ANTONIO – A dump truck crashed into a pedestrian bridge, causing it to collapse Tuesday morning on the city’s West Side.

According to police, city contractors were working on the road in the 1800 block of Castroville Road around 8:37 a.m. when a dump truck left the scene but failed to lower its open-box bed. The raised bed struck and knocked down the Pedro Romero Bridge that extends across the street.

SAPD said the concrete pillars and fencing fell on top of the truck, and the street was covered with heavy debris. No injuries were reported.

The two ramps going up to the bridge were not affected.

The driver was cited for “Over Height” and “Striking Bridge/Over Pass,” according to SAPD. A municipal court will decide the fine for the driver.