Bridge at crash site due for rapid replacement

That temporary bridge that was the scene of a car-truck accident Thursday will remain closed for 10 days while workers replace the structure, according to the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes.

The is the Puente Los Negritos in Aguas Zarcas de San Carlos. The accident happened when a passenger vehicle was about to leave the one-lane bridge and a truck entered abruptly, struck the vehicle and the railing in the bridge before bursting into flames.

After studying the structure Wednesday engineers decided it was sufficiently damaged to warrant replacement, the ministry said.

This is the bridge and the crash that was depicted on Page One Wednesday.

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