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The number of bridges washed away or severely damaged during hurricane Mitch has sparked a national debate on the future design of river crossings in Honduras. Several national newspapers have observed that modern concrete bridges appear to have come off worst, while many older stone arch bridges, built during colonial times, survived with little damage.