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Soon A NEW BRIDGE FOR PALO ALTO

Mayor Walker in days past, presented the evaluation of the bridge over the River Palo Alto to the Ministry of Public Works (MOP), to request its construction, in which we got to know the good news that in the next few days it would be already bidding for a new bridge in this sector of Palo Alto, District of Los Naranjos.

Let us remember that the bridge over the River Palo Alto was affected in their foundations and structures during the floods of 2008 and since then the community had requested the change or restructuring of the bridge and it is not until now that the MOP, with the evaluations submitted by the Mayor, is already announced the date of the award of a new bridge for Palo Alto.

The construction of the Bridge of Palo Alto would benefit the coffee sector, horticulture, tourist and residents who daily use this route that connect various sectors of the community, including children to get to school in Palo Alto.

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All fin! This bridge is pretty scary.

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There was another announcement by the Mayor's office about this bridge.

To be completed in January at a cost of $500,000.

 

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It can’t come soon enough. But I’ll be surprised if it’s completed by January.

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16 hours ago, Bonnie said:

It can’t come soon enough. But I’ll be surprised if it’s completed by January.

Doesn't say which January! 9_9

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Just to clarify, this is not the new Panamonte bridge, it's the small one by Palo Alto Inn.

I suspect that it will be similar to the one lane Bailey Bridge which was installed at the other end of the road about 5 years ago.

 

 

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I understand. But the Bailey Bridge went up in just a day or two. In fact, I didn’t even see it being put up; it was just suddenly there. They’ve already hauled in some materials for the Palo Alto Bridge, and they don’t look anything like Bailey Bridge materials.

 I’m concerned about this. At times the Palo Alto side of the loop is closed because of the Panamonte Bridge construction or for some other reason (like filling potholes just beyond the Féria Bridge this morning), and that leaves those of us who live in Palo Alto with both ways blocked, i.e., with no way  to come and go.

 

 

 

with no way out.

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2 hours ago, Bonnie said:

They’ve already hauled in some materials for the Palo Alto Bridge, and they don’t look anything like Bailey Bridge materials.

I suspect that the preliminary work is for improved foundations.

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Could be. The foundations of the other Bailey Bridge certainly were much better. Over two months still seems like a long time to install a Bailey Bridge. It's my understanding that they were developed by engineers during WWII for quick access across rivers.

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At least you guys are seeing progress.  Around here, the alcalde busies himself having photos taken with the various local queens, we have new bus shelters and coming soon, a sign welcoming folks to Potrerillos Abajo.  Fun stuff.

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Posted (edited)

At long last the Palo Alto bridge is going in.

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Posted (edited)

And the Panamonte Bridge is moving along too.

Edited by Bonnie

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On 10/19/2017 at 4:08 PM, JohnF13 said:

At least you guys are seeing progress.  Around here, the alcalde busies himself having photos taken with the various local queens, we have new bus shelters and coming soon, a sign welcoming folks to Potrerillos Abajo.  Fun stuff.

I had to laugh at this, John. It reminds me of the tacky culverts used as flower containers along the sides of the road leading into Boquete, a project of the former mayor. Most of them either are broken, contain dead plants, or both. They're a real eyesore, not unlike the equally offensive flower boxes the same mayor had constructed and emblazoned with "Alcaldia de Boquete" or something similar. I do think most of the latter have been removed, though. We have had little to thank all the construction for, but at least we can say it is leading somewhere positive.

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Posted (edited)

Living ought to be a lot easier for everybody once all the current major improvement projects are completed. Next big priority, imo, is sidewalks that work.

Edited by Keith Woolford

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