Friday, September 9, 2011

Kendal Bridge...

New Kendal Bridge Construction

Three years ago, a particularly nasty Tropical Storm named Arthur formed off the coast of Belize on May 31, 2008 and quickly moved ashore, dumping as much as 15 inches of rain on the country and in the mountains of Guatemala.

 During subsequent flooding, the Kendal Bridge over the Sittee River at Mile 13.7 of the Southern Highway between Hopkins and Maya Centre was destroyed, cutting off road access to points south, including Placencia and Punta Gorda.

Since then a steel and wood causeway structure has serviced reasonably well, but it is only several feet off the river, and with any significant rise in river level during rains, it is sometimes under water.

For those of you who don't get to cross very much, here are a couple of shots of the Kendal bridge construction process.

Facebook Kendal Bridge Information Page.
Original Post and Flood Photos here.

"Temporary" Kendal Causeway

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