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Bridge Being Repaired #550693
06/08/21 07:08 PM
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The San Pedro Town Council has informed the public that the Council is conducting much needed repairs at the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge.

For the meantime, Traffic will be diverted to one-side of the bridge. The public is asked to cooperate with the traffic department.

It is also advised that larger vehicles should avoid crossing unless absolutely necessary.


Re: Bridge Being Repaired [Re: Marty] #550721
06/09/21 03:34 PM
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Update: Ongoing repairs to the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge… only one side of the bridge is currently open…

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Sir Barry Bowen Bridge undergoes much-needed repairs

Repairs are underway at the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge in the Boca del Rio area. The major problem seems to be corrosion, and the top iron beams need to be replaced. The bridge is the only way to access the northern part of the island, so its refurbishment is paramount for residents and businesses.

No timeline could be given as to when the repairs will be complete. However, islanders and tourists are asked to be patient and cooperate with the traffic officers managing the detour. The repairs at the bridge are imperative to guarantee everyone’s safety.

Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun

Re: Bridge Being Repaired [Re: Marty] #550767
06/11/21 12:04 PM
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Barry Bowen Bridge will be closed to Truck and Car traffic for the next 3 days (Friday 11th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th) . Golf carts & bicycles only will be allowed to cross the bridge. For medical emergencies, Abner Bacab will be stationed on the North SIde of the Bridge 615-2998.

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Re: Bridge Being Repaired [Re: Marty] #550800
06/13/21 04:38 AM
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Bridge Update:

The San Pedro Town Council informs the general public that the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge will be open to the public from now until Wednesday, June 16th 2021 when repairs will resume.

In the meantime, only 4 seater golf carts, 6 seaters and small vehicles are allowed to cross. Large trucks, trailers & large vans will be allowed to cross one by one.

Re: Bridge Being Repaired [Re: Marty] #550826
06/14/21 03:24 PM
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Repairs to the Boca Del Río Bridge were quick. Traffic is back to normal.


Re: Bridge Being Repaired [Re: Marty] #550828
06/14/21 06:54 PM
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The town council actually said it is reopened for now- til wednesday when additional repairs need to be made. And larger vehicles are supposed to be one vehicle at a time on the bridge for now as it is not fully repaired.

Re: Bridge Being Repaired [Re: Marty] #550867
06/16/21 04:46 AM
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The San Pedro Town Council and Traffic department would like to inform the general public that the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge will resume emergency repairs on Wednesday June 16th, 2021 at 6:00AM.

Please note that during this time only golf carts and small vehicles equivalent of size, will be allowed cross. Larger vehicles, trucks, trailers and vans will not be permitted to cross until further notice.

We apologize for the inconvenience and take the opportunity to remind the public that the structural integrity of the bridge is of utmost importance for continued safe passage.

Re: Bridge Being Repaired [Re: Marty] #550918
06/17/21 11:14 AM
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The San Pedro Town Council and Traffic department would like to inform the general public that the repairs on the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge are now completed and that all vehicle types can now cross.

Re: Bridge Being Repaired [Re: Marty] #551287
07/04/21 04:31 AM
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Sir Barry Bowen Bridge still not fully rehabilitated; motorists asked to be cautious

In June, minor repairs were made to the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge by the Boca del Rio area. The repairs were to temporarily alleviate the bridge’s problems which included the replacement of some beams affected by corrosion. The ultimate goal of the local authorities is to secure funds and build a new structure. In the meantime, motorists, particularly those driving heavy vehicles, are asked to be cautious when crossing the bridge. One incident shared by Area Representative, Honourable Andre Perez, is when two large vehicles (dump/cargo trucks) crossed the bridge simultaneously. A third large truck was about to start crossing the bridge while the other two were still on it. Perez said because the bridge is not entirely rehabilitated, such overloads could cause it to collapse. He appeals to the drivers to take their time and take care of the bridge as this is the only means of access to the island’s northern side.

Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez said that in the meantime, the bridge would undergo another round of repairs. According to Nuñez, the initial maintenance came to a cost of around BZ$80,000. The estimated amount needed for a new bridge is said to be around BZ$1.5 million. Mayor Nuñez also noted that big truck owners, golf cart rentals, and taxis could soon be charged a fee to cross the bridge. The only ones that will not pay are those with personal vehicles. The fees collected at the toll will be well managed to be properly used to maintain the bridge.

Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun


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