Posted by: Idioma Extra | August 30, 2010

Monday’s News

Bridge Over Aranjuez River First Of Ten “Urgent” Bridges To Be Repaired


The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (CONAVI) says it will begin work on the maintenance and repair of the Aranjuez river bridge on the Interamericana Norte before the end of the year.

The bridge is located between Barranca and Cañas and is one of the 10 bridges identified as requiring urgent attention by a study carried out by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that provides technical cooperation and other forms of aid promoting economic and social development in developing countries.

CONAVI says it has designated the CODOSA S.A. construction company to carry out the work that includes strengthening the structure with modifications of the foundations and support and resurfacing the roadway and expanding the bridge to four lanes.

The cost of the project is ¢1.1 billion colones.

CONAVI says the work is expected to take four months to complete and work will be carried out on one lane at a time so as not to close the two lane bridge completely.

The viceministra de Infraestructura, María Lorena López, said since CODOSA was the only bidder on the project there should be no problems with appeals on this job.

Appeals by losing bidders have delayed and in some case completely stopped many government public work projects.

The Interamericana Norte was completely closed for three days last month when the waters of the river Seco washed out the roadway on the north side of the bridge on Kilometer 127 near Miramar, Puntarenas.

Word of the Day

14th Century
1: the action of cooperating: common effort
2: association of persons for common benefit noun

More Vocabulary

Aid: n. help given: assistance
Appeal: n. a legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for review of the decision of a lower court
Bid: n. offer
Lane: n.
a strip of roadway for a single line of vehicles
Resurface: v. to provide with a new or fresh surface

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

Carry out: to put into operation; execute

  • He doesn’t have the funds to carry out his design for the campaign.

Wash out: to damage or demolish by the action of water

  • The embankment was washed out by the storm.


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