Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mexico's Bridges: Nuevo Puente Armeria (1)

North of the Armeria Highway Bridge and the Armeria Railway Bridge is the New Armeria Bridge. It carries Route 110 from Ciudad de Armeria northward to Cofradia de Juarez before returning to Route 200 at the Colima Armeria Overcrossing.

Nuevo Puente Armeria is a four span steel girder bridge on single column bents and seat-type abutments. As can be seen on the placard, the bridge was completed in 1963 at a cost of 3.3 million Mexican Pesos.

Placards are mounted on important bridges. Not only do they provide basic information about the bridge, but also some information about the government that financed the bridge construction.

Note that the end of the concrete bridge barrier had been struck by oncoming vehicles. Because such accidents can cause terrible injuries, guardrails should be mounted at the approaches to bridges to deflect drivers away from the ends of concrete barriers.
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