October 31st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) A large hole opened up yesterday morning on the Tempisque River Bridge in Guardia de Liberia, Guanacaste, an important route for local residents and tourists alike. Authorities have cordoned off the hole with caution tape, reducing the bridge to one lane.
Motorists crossing the bridge can be seen slowing down near the hole to watch the river flow by underneath the bridge deck.
According to area residents, the bridge has been repaired or repaved four or five times in less than two years. According to Pedro Castro, Minister of Transport, the company Hernan Solis is in charge of the bridge’s maintenance.
At least 7,000 vehicles per day cross the bridge, which is an important route to communities such as Santa Cruz, Nicoya and Filadelfia.