Cangrejo bridge closed due to major structural failure.

chico bill

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Don't know the details but heard the Cangrejo Bridge is closed as something there collapsed
 

beeza

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All over social media at the moment. Traffic is being re-routed to an alternative bridge to cross the Montellano river.

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Kricke87

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Yeah it's all over the local news, it's not something that has collapsed, it's the bridge that is about to colapse. So to avoid an awful accident they've closed it.
 

rogerjac

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I guess the only way to Puerto plata is by boat Unless you know the route through crangejo to montellano and across the small rivercrossing
 

Kricke87

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I guess you could use any of those "bridges". Haven't been on that road for some time now and what I remember the road is "doable" but it's not really worth it unless you have a "sturdy" vehicle. And guessing that everyone that really HAS to get over that river, it will most likely be heavily congested. So unless you cannot wait to cross I wouldn't bother.
 

BermudaRum

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I guess they are going to need a lot of super glue this time.
 

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jd426

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I am not a Metallurgist , but how in the BLEEP does a Beam just separate like that ? is that a WELD Joint that Failed ?
 
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ctrob

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Structural steel doesn't break like that in a clean straight line. That was a butt joint that somebody welded together during the fabrication of the bridge parts. I guarantee you that wasn't in the fabrication drawings. It should have been one solid length of beam. The original fab shop cut corners to save money.