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Puente Histórico de Trujillo Alto


Historic Bridge in Trujillo Alto

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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]


Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Río Grande de Loíza on Pedestrian Trail (Former alignment of PR-181)
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1939
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabricator)
- Robert R. Prann of San Juan (Engineer)
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)
Quadrangle map:
Aguas Buenas NE
Inventory number
BH 63612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added engineer per forum comment; Added builder
  • September 18, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • September 4, 2015: Updated by Luke: Name
  • October 13, 2014: Added by Dave King


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Puente Histórico de Trujillo Alto
Posted June 14, 2018, by Olga Prann (oprann [at] prtc [dot] net)

This bridge was constructed by Ing. Robert R. Prann,

the same that built the San Antonio Bridge i San juan