|September 2017 (18.8268, -98.6038) Highway 438D Overcrossing|
This seems to me like a very common type of bridge in Mexico, perhaps as a result of having to build highways through the many mountain ranges. I saw much taller bridges during a previous trip through Colima, Mexico. Note that part of the cut around the south bent has sloughed off, probably as a result of the September 19th earthquake. However, no damage or even signs of movement were seen on the columns or on the simply supported spans.
In the photo below we can see they are excavating to make the roadway wider. I wonder if they will also have to lengthen the bridge to span wider shoulders or additional lanes?
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