Presenting the Barry Bowen BridgeThe recently renamed bridge is in need of urgent repairs
The Boca del Rio Bridge was renamed to the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge. Without the distinction of a plaque or monument displaying the new name, the bridge was renamed during a ceremony on Sunday, November 27th, at the inauguration of Laguna Drive. The bridge was designed by the late Sir Barry Bowen who also secured finances for the project through an interest-free loan to the San Pedro Town Council.
Speaking at the event Lady Dixie Bowen, widow of Sir Bowen, explained that Barry was attracted to the architecture of bridges and in his life he collaborated in the construction of 13 bridges. She said that the last bridge Sir Barry built was the one renamed in his honor on Sunday. “Barry would have been proud and honored,” said Lady Bowen adding that, “even more so since San Pedro was dear to him.” And indeed, the bridge was appropriately named after a great Belizean that contributed a lot to the growth of the island, and to greater extent, the country. Click here
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