First Interamericana span repaired and reinforced

This is the bridge over the Río Aranjuez. Ministerio de Obras Pública y Transportes photo

The first of 10 bridges on the Interamericana Norte that needed major repair has been fixed up, said the Ministerio de Obras Pública y Transportes.

This is the bridge over the Río Aranjuez between Barranca and Cañas.

The bridge was one of those identified as needing urgent attention by the Japanese Agency for International Cooperation, which did inspections.

The bridge work cost 1.1 billion colons or about $2.2 million. The bridge is 87.81 meters long or about 288 feet.

The ministry also said that work on the second bridge in that area, the one over the Río Abangares, will be finished in a month and a half. That bridge is 101.51 meters or 333 feet.

All the bridges along the Interamericana Norte in that area will be widened to four lanes under a project being supported by the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.

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