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Puente Arenas

Photo 

Photo From National Register Nomination

BH Photo #193219

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Eiffel through truss bridge over Río de La Plata on PR 735
Location
Cayey, Puerto Rico, and Cidra, Puerto Rico
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1893; bypassed by new bridge in 2004
Builders
- José Roque-Paniagua of San Juan, Puerto Rico (Substructure)
- Julio Larrinaga of San Juan, Puerto Rico (Superstructure)
- Mariano Sichar of Ponce, Puerto Rico (Design)
- Nicrisse & Decluve of La Louvière, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium (Fabrication in Belgium)
Design
Eiffel through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 197.2 ft.
Total length: 204.7 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 19, 1995
Also called
Puente Rio La Plata
Approximate latitude, longitude
+18.13420, -66.13795   (decimal degrees)
18°08'03" N, 66°08'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/802856/2007388 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Comerio SE
Inventory numbers
NRHP 95000843 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PR 466 (Puerto Rico bridge number)
BH 47939 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Bypassed
  • September 8, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated status
  • February 3, 2011: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • February 2, 2011: Added by James Baughn

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