Acosta residents at least get to use a new pedestrian bridge

Narrow span is too small for cars, but there is a good chance that motorcycle drivers will dare to use it. Photo: Consejo de Vialidad

When there was not enough money for a vehicle bridge, the nation’s road agency built a pedestrian bridge between the Acosta community of Bijagual and the communities of Cangrejal, Sabanillas and Parrita.

The hanging bridge is 90 meters long and 1.2 meters wide. It spans the Rio Pirris. That’s about 296 feet long by nearly 4 feet wide.

In the works is a vehicle bridge, but that will cost 480 million
colons or about $950,000, said the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad. This job is in the design stage, the agency said.

Meanwhile, another bridge continues to give the agency headaches. The bridge on the General Cañas highway over the Río Virilla had work crews on the job Wednesday night. This is three days in a row that the Consejo closed or reduced traffic on that span from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. Each time they announced the work would be completeed that night.

Workmen are reinforcing the bridge because the vibration is cracking apart the concrete deck.

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