Former rail bridge placed to help small Limón town

The small agricultural town of Estrada in the Provincia de Limón has a new bridge, thanks to the national railway system.

Truck moves the bridge to new location. Photo: Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias

The town has been plagued by flooding that destroyed an older bridge, and it has been cut off frequently by weather. The town is about 30 kilometers west of the city of Limón. That’s about 19 miles. The bridge was moved in by truck. The former railway span is some 50 meters (164 feet) long and 14 meters (46 feet) high.

The national emergency commission invested nearly $800,000 to prepare the supports for the bridge.

The Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles will participate in a ceremony Friday formally inaugurating the bridge along with the Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias.

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