Transportation Restored Between Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit After Bridge Collapse

Marc Murphy, director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, announced that vehicular transportation has been restored between Puerto Vallarta, the international airport and Riviera Nayarit following the collapsing of a bridge at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Traffic is again flowing in both directions.

One of two north/south bridges just north of the airport was washed out by torrential downpours. Authorities from the Federal Government as well as the states of Jalisco and Nayarit checked the structure of the remaining bridge and pronounced it sound, again permitting the flow of vehicular traffic between the two tourism regions by 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

The two bridges were parallel, each providing two lanes in one direction. Now traffic in both directions will travel over the one bridge until a second is built, and the bridge will be carefully monitored to assure safety at all times.


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