The new bridge between Costa Rica and Pamamá in Sixaola will be in the same location as the existing railway bridge, a commission from both countries has decided.
The commission said the decision was based on soil studies and the fact that other projects will take place to protect the channel of the Río Sixaola.
The aging rail bridge used to be the only span between the two countries. It was converted to vehicle use. A new bailey bridge now carries vehicle traffic. The new bridge is supposed to be for both vehicles and pedestrians.