Cangrejo bridge closed due to major structural failure.

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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.
 
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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
 
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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.
 

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

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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.
 
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