Debris that fell to the street was cleaned up last weekend, and steel beams were put into place to support the damaged portion of the pedway, said
"When it's safe to do so, they'll remove the truck when it's deemed appropriate," Makinen said. "Those steel beam shores will give ample support ... for when they start to move the truck."
On Tuesday morning, workers removed glass panels from the covered walkway that spans
Damage to the pedway is covered by insurance, and the university plans to repair or rebuild it. But that is expected to take several months.
A portion of
No one was hurt in crash. The accident happened shortly before noon Friday when the truck, which had just dropped off a mobile garbage bin, ran into the bridge. The truck belongs to
Driver Randall Smith of
Smith declined medical treatment. Another motorist's SUV traveling south on
Smith won't face charges, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer
Hundreds of students had used the pedway daily to move between campus and the Grand Campus apartment complex. The pedway opened in 2013.
(c)2016 the Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.)
Visit the Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.) at www.kentucky.com
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.