Puente Juan Pablo II - the
bridge on the most important bridges in the Central Valley
but is suffering from the lack of preventive maintenance.
Puente Virilla. The four lane
bridge becomes a bottleneck of the six lane highway.
Peunte La Hispanidad located in
front of the Mall San Pedro.
Pedestrian bridge linking the
two halves of Plaza Mayor.
This bridge at only two blocks from the private of home
Costa Rican president Oscar Arias shows a lack of
maintenance by the transportation department.
The Puente de La Amistad Con Taiwan. The bridge was built by
the Taiwanese and donated to Costa Rica before Costa Rica
broke off diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favour of
The pedestrian overpass on the autopista General Canas under
contruction. Before this and the second bridge only 300
metres away were erected, people dashing in front of high
speeding traffic was a common event.
Bridges in Costa Rica are more than for moving traffic, but
also serve well for rent free home. This bridge located in
Santa Ana had been used by a family for more than ten years
before being evicted to upgrade the San Jose - Caldera
Makeshift bridges are the only link between many communities
in the remote areas.
Poor or lack of maintenance is evident on most bridges in
This makeshift bridge was the vital link to the Quepos.
Heavy rain shifter this bridge
that connected Liberia to Santa Cruz. Bus passenger had to
transfer to buses on opposite sides of the break while
Escazu residents asking for
help in getting their bridge opened.
Pedestrian bridges are seldom
used in Costa Rica.
Parrita bridge in action.