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Mabey delivers Puerto Rico road bridge in record time

Mabey puerto rico, rio grande after

Mabey has installed a road bridge in Puerto Rico in record quick time after a hurricane destroyed the original crossing.

In partnership with Viateck and Construcciones José Carro, Mabey has delivered the Rio Grande bridge in Arecibo in under three months.

In fact, it took Mabey just 19 days to install the new 58 metre modular bridge after the design phase was complete.

The record delivery time on the bridge was set by the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD), as it acts as a “vital link” between two communities.

Mabey bridge chief executive Michael Treacy said: “It is impossible to overstate the importance of bridges to reconnecting communities.

“In the wake of a natural disaster, there needs to be a rapid response to rebuild infrastructure, and we are proud to have developed and delivered a solution for residents in Arecibo within three months.

“The bridge itself was erected in just 19 days, helping this rural community to once again reach larger, urban areas.”

A spokesperson for EFHLD added: “This new bridge brings some normality back to the lives of local people, helping them to access fundamental services faster. It also allows local farmers to transport goods across the country, which is a critical part of a longer-term recovery.”

The 58-metre Mabey Compact 200 (C200) was installed with emergency civilian ramps and integrated into a series of concrete abutments which remained from the original structure. 

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