Sunday, December 24, 2017

Bridges of Mexico: Highway 95D Overcrossing in Coajomulco

September 2017 (19.0323, -99.2057) Overcrossing in Coajomulco
Heading back to Mexico City we stopped to photograph an overcrossing on Highway 95D. Although there's nothing special about this bridge it has a handcrafted look that's different from the cookie cutter appearance of most expressway bridges in the United States.
This bridge is composed of precast slab elements for the superstructure and wall elements for the substructure. The walls at the abutments have stone masonry wingwalls and the pier wall has pegs at the top to act as catchers. The bridge is painted white to complete its handmade appearance.
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