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Puente Histórico de Trujillo Alto

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Historic Bridge in Trujillo Alto

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Description 

In the past, communication with the town was limited because of its location on the other side of the Río Grande de Loíza. The construction of two bridges in 1826 helped facilitate the trip to the town. In 1939, the United States Army built a steel bridge in the entrance to the town on the PR-181, to replace one of the older ones. Although the bridge is no longer used for vehicles, it has become a symbol of the city and still stands today. [Wikipedia]

Facts 

Overview
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Río Grande de Loíza on Pedestrian Trail (Former alignment of PR-181)
Location
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1939
Builder
- U.S. Army of Washington, D.C.
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Also called
Puente Trujillo Alto
Puente Río Grande de Loíza
Approximate latitude, longitude
+18.35731, -66.00364   (decimal degrees)
18°21'26" N, 66°00'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/816674/2032327 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 63612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • September 4, 2015: Updated by Luke: Name
  • October 13, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke