• Costa Rica Real Estate
  • Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Crane at collapsed Bailey Bridge removed

November 8, 2012

An 84-ton crane that collapsed a bridge Tuesday was removed at 3:23 p.m. Thursday by crews from two private companies hired by the crane’s owner, Grúas Quirós.

The crane was placed on one side of the General Cañas Highway, which connects the capital San José with the province of Alajuela. 

Officials from the National Roadway Council (CONAVI) confirmed that crews will begin working Thursday night to replace the bridge, and then they will lay new asphalt.

CONAVI director José Luis Salas said that they will increase the number of crew workers and that he “hopes to God” traffic in the area will be back to normal on Tuesday.

Official figures released Wednesday by the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) say the fallen bridge caused daily losses of $1.5 million for the country, taking into account losses by the government, private businesses and citizens.

It also prompted suspension of some school classes on Friday and Monday in the provinces of Alajuela, Heredia and San José.

You may be interested

Costa Rica adds 52 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily increase
Costa Rica
20261 views
Costa Rica
20261 views

Costa Rica adds 52 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily increase

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 3, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 52 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 1,157 cumulative known cases, the Health…

Nicaraguan government reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 infections, still far below independent counts
Costa Rica
443 views
Costa Rica
443 views

Nicaraguan government reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 infections, still far below independent counts

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Nicaraguan government reported on Tuesday a weekly increase of 359 new coronavirus cases and 11 more deaths, according to a…

Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility
Costa Rica
16 views
Costa Rica
16 views

Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, will leave his post to take over as…