Workers hurry at new bridge as rush hour approaches

Road workers got a second bailey bridge into place on the site of the washout on the Circunvalación.

Although the road has been reduced to one lane to give workmen space to do their job, officials were hopeful that more lanes could be open for today’s rush hour. The second bridge spans the growing chasm that is being eroded  away.

The work that needed to be done later Sunday was to install asphalt ramps to the temporary steel bridges. A lot depended on the weather, and there was some afternoon rain. Workmen were on the job overnight.

Eventually the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad will have to excavate the entire four-lane roadway to install a new drainage structure to replace the one that failed.

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