Kifissias Avenue junction finally gets bridge

Two years after a 15-year-old schoolboy was killed after being struck by a car on Kifissias Avenue, near its busy junction in Psychico, northern Athens, a pedestrian bridge that local residents have long demanded is finally up.

The inauguration of the bridge, which is situated at the junction of three municipalities – Psychico, Filothei, Halandri — is scheduled for tomorrow at 5 p.m.

Pedestrians have been lobbying for the construction of a pedestrian bridge at the junction since December 2009 when a 15-year-old schoolboy was killed last week when he was struck by a car while trying to cross the street.