Monday, November 8

The Old Bridge in Parrita to Quepos







My friend, Marco, my "Ticopedia", works down in Parrita and provided me with these photos from his cell phone. The old bridge is now under the new bridge and the water lines running under the old bridge are broken. Parrita is a low area and they suffered severely from the rains. People say it's the worst in 60 years. Marco is o.k. but his place there was flooded with six feet of water. Some lost all.

8 comments:

Sally said...

Wow, seems so dangerous to have left that bridge there to bang into the new bridge. But it was easier to leave it, eh? Good photos.

Jen said...

HOLY MOly!!!! Thanks for sharing!

TICA MACHA said...

They almost had it sold, I hear. All the water lines ran under the old bridge.

TICA MACHA said...

Thanks to Marco!!

Carol Brown said...

WOW -- The old bridge was sooooo scary & the new one was such a delight! I hope this doesn't damage the new bridge. Hugs to Marco and I am glad he is safe!

Anonymous said...

I crossed the old Parrita bridge one day with a fully loaded 10 wheeler in front of me and one behind me. When we got out to the center of the bridge traffic came to a stop. Needless to say my "O,Crap"!!!! light was starting to flicker just a bit. I was ready to jump. I had crossed the old La Paz waterfall bridge about a week befor it crashed to the bottom. Need some pictures when the water goes down. Bet its a mess to clean up. Thanks Teri.
Brace

TICA MACHA said...

I tried looking back on my blog to see if I ever blogged about the "Oh, Crap" bridge and I couldn't find anything. I'll miss that old railroad bridge. It was good for a laugh crossing it (and a good scare, too)!! Thanks for commenting Brace! Hope all is good!

Mr BudBud said...

As scary as they were I miss those old bridges!! It was always fun to take visitors across them.
Coming back from Quepos one day I got stuck behind a HUGE flatbed hauling an even HUGER (is that a word?) piece of road equipment. They inched along as I trembled behind them. The truck and equipment were within centimeters of the entire sides and overhead. I've got a photo somewhere. Scary.