Puerto Rico Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Puerto Rico bridges: 116
  • Bridges with photos: 50 (43.1%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 25 (21.6%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 116 (100.0%)

  • Total photos: 172

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 78 (67.2% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 28 (35.9% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 24 (30.8% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 78 (100.0% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 35 (30.2% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 21 (60.0% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 35 (100.0% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Puente Río Piedras (San Juan, built 1853, open to pedestrians)
  2. Puente General Norzagaray (San Juan, built 1855, open to traffic)
  3. Puente La Concepción (Caguas, built 1856, open to traffic)
  4. PR14 Puente General Mendez Vigo (Coamo, built 1862, open to traffic)
  5. Puente Marqués de Serna (Bayamon, built 1869, open to pedestrians)
  6. PR14 Puente Río Cuyon (Coamo, built 1877, open to traffic)
  7. La Liendre Bridge (Cayey, built 1877, closed to all traffic)
  8. Puente Torréns (Hormigueros, built 1878, replaced by new bridge)
  9. PR14 Punete Río Descalabrado (Coamo, built 1878, open to traffic)
  10. Puente Quebrada Santo Domingo (Cayey, built 1881, open to traffic)

By Design

  • Arch: 20 (17.2%)
    • Deck arch: 20 (17.2%)
      • Brick arch: 4 (3.4%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 5 (4.3%)
      • Iron arch: 1 (0.9%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 2 (1.7%)
      • Stone arch: 3 (2.6%)

  • Beam: 22 (19.0%)
    • Stringer: 11 (9.5%)
      • Steel stringer: 8 (6.9%)
      • Timber stringer: 1 (0.9%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 10 (8.6%)

  • Culvert: 4 (3.4%)
    • Stone culvert: 4 (3.4%)

  • Ferry: 1 (0.9%)

  • Rigid frame: 1 (0.9%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 1 (0.9%)

  • Girder: 14 (12.1%)
    • Deck girder: 7 (6.0%)
      • Deck plate girder: 6 (5.2%)
    • Pony/through girder: 3 (2.6%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 3 (2.6%)

  • Slab: 4 (3.4%)

  • Suspension: 4 (3.4%)
    • Cable-stayed: 2 (1.7%)
    • Wire suspension: 2 (1.7%)

  • Truss: 39 (33.6%)
    • Deck truss: 2 (1.7%)
      • Double-intersection Warren deck truss: 1 (0.9%)
    • Pony truss: 20 (17.2%)
      • Bailey pony truss: 2 (1.7%)
      • Eiffel pony truss: 1 (0.9%)
      • Howe pony truss: 3 (2.6%)
      • Lattice pony truss: 3 (2.6%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 2 (1.7%)
      • Warren pony truss: 6 (5.2%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.9%)
        • Warren pony truss with all verticals: 1 (0.9%)
    • Through truss: 17 (14.7%)
      • Eiffel through truss: 1 (0.9%)
      • Howe through truss: 3 (2.6%)
      • Lattice through truss: 1 (0.9%)
      • Parker through truss: 5 (4.3%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 2 (1.7%)
      • Pratt through truss: 3 (2.6%)
      • Whipple through truss: 1 (0.9%)

  • Tunnel: 3 (2.6%)

  • Unknown: 4 (3.4%)