Zacatal Bridge

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Zacatal Bridge

Puente El Zacatal
View from Zacatal Bridge
Zacatal Bridge on 23 June 2006
Coordinates18°37′16″N 91°50′28″W / 18.621°N 91.841°W / 18.621; -91.841Coordinates: 18°37′16″N 91°50′28″W / 18.621°N 91.841°W / 18.621; -91.841
CarriesMexican Federal Highway 180
CrossesLaguna de Términos
LocaleCiudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico
Characteristics
Designbeam bridge
Materialconcrete
Total length3,861 metres (12,667 ft)
Width9 metres (30 ft) (2 lanes)
History
Construction endOctober 1994

The Zacatal Bridge (Spanish: Puente El Zacatal) is located southwest of Ciudad del Carmen, in the state of Campeche in Mexico. It connects the Atasta peninsula and the Isla del Carmen.

This is the longest bridge in the state and at the time of opening the longest in Mexico with a length of 3,861 m and a width of 9.00 m. It is a two-lane road bridge for the Federal Highway 180. It is one of the busiest in the country since it is the gateway to the Yucatán Peninsula.

The superstructure is composed entirely of prefabricated elements to base being: 121 heads of precast concrete, 496 Type IV girders Aastha amended and 8 box girders well as 124 post-tensioned concrete slabs. It was completed in October 1994.

Sunset from Ciudad del Carmen, 27 December 2006

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