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News » US » Mabey completes rapid replacement of Puerto Rico bridge » published 10 Sep 2018

Mabey completes rapid replacement of Puerto Rico bridge

Mabey has completed a 19-day operation to replace Puerto Rico’s Rio Grande Bridge, which was hit by Hurricane Maria.

The bridge provides a vital link connecting a rural community to larger, urban areas and so there was an urgency to delivery of the replacement. The absence of the crossing meant that members of the local community were forced to travel for over an hour to access local amenities, which can now once again be reached within a few minutes.

Mabey partnered with Viatek Corporation and Construcciones José Carro to created a new 58m bridge in just 19 days, reconnecting the community and enabling the continuation of agriculture trade, which will aid in the future long-term recovery of Arecibo. The bridge has been built using Mabey’s C200 system.

The Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD), which is supporting the Puerto Rican government’s efforts to reconnect communities, said: “This new bridge brings some normality back to the lives of local people, helping them to access fundamental services faster. It also allows local farmers to transport goods across the country, which is a critical part of a longer-term recovery.”

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This article was published on 10 Sep 2018 (last updated on 10 Sep 2018).

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