Mauricio Báez Bridge

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Maurcio Báez Bridge
Official name Puente Mauricio Báez
Other name(s) Puente Higuamo or Puente Báez
Carries Main Road #4 (Bypass of San Pedro de Macorís)
Crosses Higuamo River, Dominican Republic
Locale near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Maintained by SEOPC
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 606 m
Longest span 390 m
Opened Friday January 19, 2007

The Mauricio Báez Bridge is a Cable-stayed bridge near San Pedro de Macorís, located in the east of the Dominican Republic, around 40 km east of the capital city of Santo Domingo. It is one of the most modern bridges in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. It replaces an old suspension bridge. (seen on the image)

The cost of the bridge was around RD$1 billion, and paid for by the SEOPC (Secretary of State for Public Works and Communications) after the approval of President Leonel Fernández. It was opened on January 19, 2007. It is cable-stayed bridge with the longest span in the Caribbean.

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