I was stuck in the line behind this, returning from Puerto Plata to Cabarete. By the time I got to the cement-dusty scene, the truck had been moved but the hold-up was now caused by locals picking up the contents of the split bags in any container they could find, causing further delays. The intact bags were being watched by the police. Probably they would help themselves to those later!
While the Minister of Public Works and Communications (MOPC), engineer Deligne Ascención, maintained that the Cangrejo bridge in Puerto Plata is number one of at least 12 works that are a high priority for the Government.
Let's see what they call "full steam".....
Good news hope will be completed next time I go back to DR.A recent Sosua news article says they are working on the bridge
El presidente says it will be done in December 2023
December not very far away and by the looks of it they have alot to accomplish
Now I don't know much about bridge construction so the experts can chime in as they like but that cement work leaves something to be desired.
You’re assuming the bridge will meet proper construction standards. That may not be the case if it’s being built in a rush. I’m heading back in January. I’ll be happy to see the new bridge in place but driving across it won’t leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling.They have 3 1/2 months to complete it before Abinader's promised deadline. Even if they work double shifts they aren't going to make that. Remember concrete must be cured before loading, so things need cure time before stripping and time for attaining full strength.
He should look more towards May 2024 for his photo op
Not an engineer but it is the DR and anything is possible.Took a photo from the Sosua (east) side this morning (Saturday). The cement pilings, which they had built and then buried, are now being uncovered and taken apart! The workmen are using a jackhammer to dismantle the pilings. The photo shows the rubble and exposed rebar towers on some already. Any engineers that can explain what this is about? CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME A QUICK TUTORIAL ON HOW TO ADD A PHOTO TO THIS TEXT? THANKS.