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Puente Mata de Plátanos


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Riveted Whipple/Doulbe-intersection Pratt through truss bridge over Rio Manati on PR 6685
Ciales, Puerto Rico
Open to traffic
Built 1905
- Luis Ninlliatt of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (Contractor)
- Société d'Entreprises et des Constructions des Colonies Espagnoles (Importer)
- Unknown French Co.
Riveted Whipple/Double-intersection Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 264.1 ft.
Total length: 269.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 19, 1995
Also called
Puente Juan José Jiménez
Puente Manati
Approximate latitude, longitude
+18.35882, -66.47896   (decimal degrees)
18°21'32" N, 66°28'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/766408/2031731 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ciales NW
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
Inventory numbers
PR 321 (Puerto Rico bridge number)
NRHP 95000847 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 47914 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 5, 2022: Updated by Luke: Added category "Société d'Entreprises et des Constructions des Colonies Espagnoles"
  • May 7, 2021: Updated by Luke: Noted that bridge was constructed in France by an unknown firm and imported
  • June 15, 2018: New photos from Luke
  • September 20, 2017: Updated by Luke: Bridge reopened after rehab completed.
  • September 19, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • September 4, 2015: Updated by Luke: Changed name to local name
  • February 1, 2011: Added by James Baughn


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