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San Lorenzo, San Vicente, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

The Cuscatlán Bridge

Puente Cuscatlan

 
 
The Cuscatlán Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2016
1. The Cuscatlán Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Construido en el periodo del excelentisimo
Señor Presidente de la Republica
Dr. Armando Calderon Sol 1994-1999
Ministro de Obras Públicas
Arq. Roberto Bará Osequeda
Viceministro de Obras Públicas
Ing. Wilfredo Rosales
Longitud del puente: 398.7 m Ancho: 17.7 m Carga HS-25
Ejecutor: Ministerio de Obras Públicas, Unidad Coordinadora de Proyectos
Consultor: Nippon Koei Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan en asociación con NHA Compañía de Ingenieros, S.A. El Salvador, Louis Berger International Inc., Washington D.C., USA, Katahira & Engineers International, Tokyo, Japan
Contratista: Rizzani de Eccher S.p.A. & C.C.C. S.p.A., Udine, Italia.
Mayo 1999

English translation:
Cuscatlán Bridge
Constructed in the period of the most excellent
President of the Republic
Dr. Armando Calderón Sol 1994-1999
Government officials, consultants and contractors involved in the construction
Length: 398.7 m Width: 17.7 m Load HS-025
May 1999

 
Erected 1999.
 
Location. 13° 36.646′ N, 88° 34.119′ W. Marker is in San Lorenzo, San Vicente. Marker is on Carretera Panamericana, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The
The Cuscatlán Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2016
2. The Cuscatlán Bridge Marker
Looking east across the bridge.
marker is on the western end of the bridge before crossing the Lempa River.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. House Where Alberto Masferrer Was Born (approx. 14.4 kilometers away in Usulután); Doctor Manuel Enrique Araujo (approx. 14.4 kilometers away in Usulután); Roberto Edmundo Canessa (approx. 18.1 kilometers away in Usulután); Field Marshal Santiago González (approx. 18.1 kilometers away in Usulután); San Marcos Lempa Bridge (approx. 25.1 kilometers away in Usulután).
 
Regarding The Cuscatlán Bridge. This bridge over the River Lempa is one of two bridges over the river that divides El Salvador into western and eastern halves. This bridge dedicated in 1999 replaces a bridge built in the 1940s by the Roebling's Sons Company. The previous bridge was destroyed by Farabundo Marti Liberation National (FMLN) forces, using over a ton of explosives, on December 31, 1983.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
The Cuscatlán Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2016
3. The Cuscatlán Bridge Marker
An identical marker can be found on the eastern side of the bridge. This view is looking west across the bridge.
The Cuscatlán Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2016
4. The Cuscatlán Bridge Marker
A view of the featured 1999 Cuscatlán Bridge seen looking south from the location of the original bridge.
Foundations of the original Cuscatlán Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2016
5. Foundations of the original Cuscatlán Bridge
These concrete foundations of the original Cuscatlán Bridge are upriver from the new bridge location. They are about one kilometer east of the new bridge, to the left onto the abandoned portion of the Panamerican Highway.
The original Cuscatlán Bridge built in the 1940s. image. Click for full size.
6. The original Cuscatlán Bridge built in the 1940s.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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