Two agencies making progress fixing and refurbishing bridges

Even as the rainy season gets under way, road and emergency officials are finishing up projects made necessary by weather destruction last year.

One such project has been completed at the Río Pital in Salitral de Aserrí. There the Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias spent nearly $500,000 to rebuild a bridge that was destroyed by the swollen river.

The commission is putting nearly twice that amount into Aserrí to correct storm damage. Other projects are in Los Mangos de Vuelta de Jorco and in Monterrey over the Río Caraigres. Correcting storm damage is the domain of the emergency commission.
Meanwhile, the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad is working to rebuild bridges in the southern part of the country. The money comes from several loans, including one from the Japanese Agency for International Cooperation.

One job is rebuilding a 50-year-old span over the Río Puerto Nuevo between Palma Norte and Paso Real.

The bridge is on Ruta 2, the Interamericana Sur. Another job is on the same highway at a bridge over Río Nuevo. This job is further south in Corredores. Both projects are scheduled to be finished in August.

There are six other bridges being fixed up as part of the same financial set up. Four of them are related to the widening of the Interamericana Norte.

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