The hole in the highway, the absolute failure of the border road construction, ICE and CCSS financial collapses, corruption at every level of government entities has shown that things need to change quickly or Costa Rica is heading to its grave. The Costa Rican government needs to actually start thinking about what they are doing with the tax on casinos and sportsbooks that will soon pack up and leave, to the restrictions on banking for people living here, to the fact that they are pushing away tourists by allowing the scammers and fraudsters to be protected by an inept legal system, to the fact that the border road has brought out even more into the open the massive corrupt Chinchilla government from her to her advisers to MOPT to CONAVI whom always blame everyone but themselves.
The structure, built on the river Cureña, is the second one rendered useless on this road in a span of less than 10 days.
Apparently the construction failed after the river filled and went over the structure and toppled the five meter long bridge that was built with stumps and container, which are used to transport large loads.
“The diameter of the container that fulfilled the role of sewers, was insufficient to make way for the large amount of water that came down the runway,” said Fernando Sanchez, a resident of the area, who could not continue his journey. He was headed to the neighboring community of Remolinito.
Sanchez explained that a hole has formed so big that it now prevents the passage of vehicles.
For this reason, residents are asking Cureña the National Roads Authority (Conavi) to reconstruct the bridge.
The first bridge on the route collapsed on 18 June on the creek’s Venada in Cutris Chorreras small village sitting on the Costa Rican bank of San Juan.
The structure was toppled after the first rains in the area that caused the river to overflow and wash away one of the landfills, forcing residents to move at least 20 additional miles to be able to move between villages and Tiricias Chorreras.
More complaints. Meanwhile, residents of Fatima de Sarapiqui alerted the authorities about the dismal state in which the baily bridge was placed on the river La Tigra.
This metal was used in another region of the country previously, however, it was placed last year in Fatima and now the floor is in a terrible state.
Some of the iron plates of the bridge, not only left their original position, but also have holes that increase the risk of an accident, voiced Eduardo Martinez, a resident of the area.
According to Martinez, this winter’s heavy rains also damaged some of the bridge construction, and wants Conavi to invest in repairs, as soon as possible.
“Maintenance is vital not to lose the investment made at the opening of that section of Fatima Cano La Ceiba” he said.