Jesús Izcoa Moure Bridge

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Jesús Izcoa Moure Bridge
Puentaatirantadonaranjito.JPG
Aerial view of Cable-stayed bridge Naranjito
Coordinates 18°19′28″N 66°12′31″W / 18.324315°N 66.208656°W / 18.324315; -66.208656Coordinates: 18°19′28″N 66°12′31″W / 18.324315°N 66.208656°W / 18.324315; -66.208656
Carries 4 lanes for PR-5
Crosses Rio La Plata
Locale Naranjito, PR
Official name Puente Atirantado Jesús Izcoa Moure
Other name(s) Puente Colgante, Puente La Plata
Maintained by Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works
Characteristics
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 703m (2306 ft.)
Width 29.20m (95.8 ft.)
History
Opened September 17, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-09-17)
by Anibal Acevedo Vilá (Gov.)

The Jesús Izcoa Moure Bridge (Officially: Puente Atirantado de Naranjito, Jesús Izcoa Moure) is a Cable-stayed bridge that connects the cities of Toa Alta and Naranjito, in Puerto Rico by the Puerto Rico Highway 5.

It was called by the name of Jesus Izcoa Moure, as he was the first state legislator, native of Naranjito, also his signature is stamped on the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.[1]

The bridge crosses the Rio La Plata between the two municipalities. According to data collected more than 80,000 residents of Puerto Rico benefit bridge; this is the very first Cable-stayed bridge in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.[2][3]

Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila led the opening ceremony of the project, which cost $ 31 million. The bridge is 703 meters long and is supported by two diamond-shaped towers and 96 fan-shaped cables. Few days after inaugurated the bridge, took out the marathon "Carrera 10K del Chango sobre el Puente Atirantado" where all proceeds would go to help families of the people of Naranjito.

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