MANILA - The Metro Manila Development Authority on Monday began redesigning a 10-meter high footbridge in the capital's main thoroughfare EDSA, following comments that it was impractical and unsafe to use.
The footbridge, dubbed as "stairway to heaven" by netizens, drew flak online for being too high to use for pregnant women, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia earlier said they will install a second landing and a railing on the footbridge to address its accessibility problem.
But he said the footbridge's height will not be changed as it satisfies the MRT management's demand for a 5-meter clearance from its power lines.
Garcia said the P10-million footbridge was supposed to have an escalator and elevator but funds were not enough. MMDA plans to open the footbridge on November 27.
--report by Lyza Aquino, ABS-CBN News