San Marcos Lempa, Usulután, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
San Marcos Lempa Bridge
Puente San Marcos Lempa - Puente de Oro
Construido en el periodo Mayo 1997 – Mayo 2000
Inaugurado por el excelentisimo Señor Presidente de la Republica
Lic. Francisco Flores 1999-2004
Ministro de Obras Publicas, Lic. Jose Angel Quiros Noltenius
Viceministro de Obras Publicas, Ing. Carlos Mauricio Duque Gonzalez
Ejecutor: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Unidad Coordinadora de Proyectos
Consultor: Nippon Kobi Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan en asociacion 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.
Longitud: 398.7 m Ancho: 17.7 m Carga HS-25
Junio 2000, Republica de El Salvador, C.A.
Constructed during May 1997 to May 2000
Inaugurated by the most excellent President of the Republic
Francisco Flores 1999-2004
[Government officials, consultants and contractors involved in the construction]
Length: 398.7 m Width: 17.7 m Load HS-025
June 2000, Republic of El Salvador, Central America
Location. 13° 25.552′ N, 88° 42.081′ W. Marker is in San Marcos Lempa Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cuscatlán Bridge (approx. 25.1 kilometers away in San Vicente).
Regarding San Marcos Lempa 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 replaces an elegant bridge built in 1952, known as the Golden Bridge (Puente de Oro) for its similarity on a smaller scale with the Golden Gate Bridge. The previous bridge was destroyed by Farabundo Marti Liberation National forces in a coordinated attack on the bridge on October 15, 1981.
Also see . . . Photo of the destroyed Golden Bridge over the River Lempa, 1981. (Submitted on May 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.