Viaduct Leading to The Jardines del Rey Keys Repaired
- Submitted by: manso
- Business and Economy
- 07 / 18 / 2011
Work teams are undertaking these days various works for the restoration of the viaduct that allows access to Jardines del Rey (northern coast), which is the only land route to that destination, and that has over 20 years of operation and has been greatly affected by salt and adverse weather.
This road joins Turiguano (in the mainland) with Coco key, which is the largest of the islands in the area, and has 24,278 meters in length, so this is the largest road work in the territory of Ciego de Avila and first of this kind in Cuba.
Regarding the restoration process, Elizabeth Hernandez, who is a civil engineer in charge of the work told Prensa Latina that they already concluded the reconstruction of the first four bridges, and that they are currently working in another two until they finish the 14 bridges that this route has.
Meanwhile, they are also working in strengthening the foundations and beams structures that will increase the bearing capacity of the platforms, which are damaged by being exposed to the natural action of aggressive agents.
Hernandez added that they are also building another viaduct that will link Coco key and Romano key.
Jardines del Rey keys have excellent beaches and seabed, and are among the top tourist destinations in Cuba.