Bridge work continues

Workers were expected to be on the cursed bridge again this morning at least until 6 a.m. The Ministerio de Obras Pública y Transporte announced Friday that workers would be on the bridge over the Río Virilla every night through 6 a.m. today.

This is the bridge that defies fixing. Although rebuilt over Christmas holiday, the concrete deck continues to fall apart, and travelers on the General Cañas highway have been traveling over bare rebar instead of concrete. That is unless the route is closed and they have to detour through Heredia.

The ministry has announced an overnight shutdown at least six times in the last month, and each time was supposed to be the final one. This is on the main highway from San José to Alajuela and Juan Santamaría airport.

Air travelers with early flights frequently face extra delays in the early morning when going west.

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