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Puente de Hierro Río Portugués

Photo 

Cortesía del libro "Los Puentes Históricos de Puerto Rico" de Luis Pumarada

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BH Photo #514608

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Río Portugués on Carretera Central
Location
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1886 (imported from France) over the Río Portugués in Ponce; Washed away by flooding from the 1899 San Ciriaco Hurricane and sat in mud until; Relocated 1915 to cross the Río Yauco
Builder
- Société d'Entreprises et des Constructions des Colonies Espagnoles (Importer)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+17.98289, -66.62327   (decimal degrees)
17°58'58" N, 66°37'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/751689/1989905 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95797 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2022: New photo from Luke

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Sources 

  • Luke