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    Quote Originally Posted by ju10prd View Post
    Firstly they need to design a new bridge. But to do that they need a soils investigation.

    The design is piled foundations, they formed the steel cages and the piling rig was on site drilling the piles last week.

    In the interim they precast all the bridge deck beams which are ready alongside the road.

    The idea is you put in the piles and columns form a beam either side and then crane in the already made precast beams.

    Programme

    Feasibility and funding plus soils investigation and report 1 to 2 months
    Design 1 to 2 months
    Tender and Procurement of contractor 1 month
    Precast deck beams and cure for 30 days 3 months
    Piling and bridge support beams 1 month
    Place precast beams and pour deck 1 month
    Cure and surfacing etc 1/2 month.

    So in reality they have wasted maybe two months but as you know in DR nothing happens from December to February in public works.

    It is a process for public works which would not happen if the country had a more dynamic competitive business environment rather than a brotherhood.
    Look at the picture.

    They ARE building a new bridge. You can see construction equipment in the background on the right.

    The old bridge will be torn down.

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    and afer 5 comfy hours power went out again here.
    at least now i don't have to listen to the telenovela sound of the House Dragon form the living room.

    Mike

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    and the Biach sticks around the hood.

    ...MARIA IS NOT IN A HURRY AND IS TAKING ITS TIME TO APPROACH THE
    TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS...
    ...TORRENTIAL RAINS AND DANGEROUS HIGH WAVES CONTINUE ALONG THE
    NORTH COAST OF HISPANIOLA...


    SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...21.0N 70.2W
    ABOUT 90 MI...145 KM NNE OF PUERTO PLATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
    ABOUT 65 MI...110 KM ESE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...125 MPH...205 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...955 MB...28.20 INCHES

    Mike


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    aside of some last showers along the Northshores Maria today really is leaving the DR.
    for the rest of the Country rainfalls should be less strong, as cloud fields of course wander over our territory, left behind by their Mommie Maria who left this counrty.

    Today is Clean Up Day!!!
    so tell the wifes to get it MOVING.

    Mike

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    Hot, sunny and very humid in Santo Domingo. Onamet has discontinued the hurricane alerts for the country. But says the humidity is likely to continue to bring rains nationwide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolores View Post
    Hot, sunny and very humid in Santo Domingo. Onamet has discontinued the hurricane alerts for the country. But says the humidity is likely to continue to bring rains nationwide.
    yes, the water is not over, at least not for every area.
    here we have now the 2nd bypass of thunder for this morning.
    power comes and goes.
    wind changes from dead calm when clear to very gusty when thunder is heard and short rainburst of just a few minutes come through.

    Mike

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