Bridge failure affects traffic between Puerto Plata and Sosua

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Authorities in Puerto Plata reported the temporary interruption of traffic from Puerto Plata to Sosúa on the north coast due to a structural failure of the Sabaneta de Cangrejos Bridge over the Camú River, near the Puerto Plata International Airport.

As reported in El Caribe, residents say the bridge broke due to a lack of maintenance.

Claritza Rochette Peralta, governor of the province of Puerto Plata, said an assessment is needed to decide whether to reopen the bridge.

Read more in Spanish:El CaribeN Digital

27 April 2022

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Duece

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This bridge has been in disrepair for ages. The traffic to and from the airport from Puerto Plata on a daily basis is consistent and voluminous. Large buses pass daily and yet it seems as if it was decided somewhere to just wait until there is a collapse or near calamity before doing anything about it. It's not like there are several alternative routes from the city. This is very important and shame on the powers to be for letting the bridge get to this point.
 

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This bridge has been in disrepair for ages. The traffic to and from the airport from Puerto Plata on a daily basis is consistent and voluminous. Large buses pass daily and yet it seems as if it was decided somewhere to just wait until there is a collapse or near calamity before doing anything about it. It's not like there are several alternative routes from the city. This is very important and shame on the powers to be for letting the bridge get to this point.
Unfortunately, this seems to be the usual Dominican maintenance programme, from vehicles to bridges. Wait until something breaks, and do the "maintenance" afterwards!
 

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The problem area of the bridge is clearly visible.


Basically, the bridge is in an initial stage of collapsing.