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Thread: Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma & Maria

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    forgot to include the quote. Be right back. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindseyKaufman View Post
    Good news! Jamao bridge has a temporary fix for foot traffic, motor bike, and cars. No trucks, though.

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    That's great! Did you actually drive it yourself? Or is that second hand info?  I have to drive to Santiago airport tomorrow from Sosua, and that's always been my preferred route.

    Anyone else drive over it? Is the route driveable by a regular car (not a 4WD jeepeta/SUV). Thanks. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timotero View Post
    That's great! Did you actually drive it yourself? Or is that second hand info?  I have to drive to Santiago airport tomorrow from Sosua, and that's always been my preferred route.

    Anyone else drive over it? Is the route driveable by a regular car (not a 4WD jeepeta/SUV). Thanks. 
    This is the information I was given by the assistant to the mayor. I have seen people crossing. So it is first hand and second hand information.

    It is being considered a local route. When you make the Sabaneta turn, there is a police and signs saying that the road is out. But I believe, if you keep going, they will let you cross. I would not take a big car over it. Although I am passing it on Wednesday in my Jeep Wrangler.

    Having trouble posting pic. Sorry.

    Lindsey

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    Not that heavy (I hope) - a Wrangler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    I wonder what was done in just two days to temporarily make the bridge safe from further buckling? Could it be that the officials just decided they had no other choice and reopened the bridge as it is for all, except trucks?

    If "they" continue to dawdle on the replacement, that bridge it will fall someday, maybe it will only take one more significant rainfall...
    They filled in with colichi. (Don't know how to spell that.) If I could post a pic, I would, but something is going wrong. Will keep trying.

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    my sahara is about 2 tons curb weight. not a light car. but a good ride in post-hurricane circumstances. we used it to check the neighbourhood after irma and then maria. hopefully you will be able to navigate those affected areas safely.

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    also, the term is caliche, i believe. rocks, stones and similar materials.

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    Here is the pic of the "fixed" bridge. Have no idea how to insert the image directly. Sorry



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    Last edited by AlterEgo; 09-24-2017 at 05:45 PM. Reason: fixed pic

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    car weights

    Vehicle Class Curb Weight in Pounds Curb Weight in Kilograms
    Compact car 2,979 pounds 1,354 kilograms
    Midsize car 3,497 pounds 1,590 kilograms
    Large car 4,366 pounds 1,985 kilograms
    Compact truck or SUV 3,470 pounds 1,577 kilograms

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindseyKaufman View Post
    Here is the pic of the "fixed" bridge. Have no idea how to insert the image directly. Sorry



    Lindsey


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