The link bridge connecting the former Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum and Mid Valley City was officially opened to the public on Thursday, 14th November
The bridge, which crosses over the Klang River and the Bangsar-Petaling Jaya bypass, allows commuters to walk comfortably between Abdullah Hukum LRT Station to The Gardens Mall, easing access to KTM Komuter stations as well as to KL Eco City.
This 250 metre-long pedestrian linkway has been 20 years in the making, not withstanding a few delays
According to The Star, Mid Valley Megamall opened in 1999, the same year the Kelana Jaya LRT started operations, but city and transport planners failed to give attention to pedestrian connectivity.
The idea for a pedestrian bridge between Mid Valley and the train stations only gained momentum after SP Setia Bhd started developing KL Eco City.
The link bridge was supposed to open last year before it was postponed to October this year, reported Hype MY.
The bridge may change the travel habits of many who work in the offices around Mid Valley
Given the large number of office workers and shoppers who commute to Mid Valley daily, the linkway will uphold Kelana Jaya LRT Line's status as the country's most-used urban rail line, averaging close to 330,000 users on working days.
Netizens have been excitedly sharing whatever they know about the bridge on Facebook
These users were thrilled to help clarify a question about the connection of the pedestrian bridge.
While this user was so happy to share the news, he even uploaded a video for other netizens to view the bridge!
While this user happily pointed out that with the LRT link, he does not need to wait 30 minutes for the KTM train anymore.
You can access the bridge from The Gardens Mall at the First Floor south side (near Isetan).
The link bridge is open from 6am to 1am daily.