New Costa Rica-Nicaragua link nearly complete

Photo credit: La Prensa (Nicaragua)

Photo credit: La Prensa (Nicaragua)

December 23rd, 2013 ( The new Santa Fe Bridge, which will provide a new road link and border crossing between Costa Rica and Nicaragua in addition to the existing Peñas Blancas border crossing, is 90% complete according to reports.


The bridge, located in Los Chiles is expected to open in April, and includes new immigration and customs facilities.


The 360-meter bridge comes at a cost of $30 million, and is being built with cooperation from the Japanese government.  The bridge will become a strategic route for the transport of cargo, goods and people between the countries.


The only work remaining for the Santa Fe Bridge is the placement of asphalt and sidewalls, according to reports.


The bridge is part of the Mesoamerican Atlantic Corridor Project.

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