Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bridge over the Tempisque River near the Gulf of Nicoya

This is the "Friendship with Taiwan Bridge" that carries traffic over the large mouth of the Tempisque River at the north end of the Gulf of Nicoya.  Before he bridge was built traffic to reach the Nicoya Peninsula had o go across a ferry, which of course took a lot more time.  This route is used by people coming from San Jose and central Costa Rica to the northwest provide of Guanacaste, where Tamarindo is located.

The bridge yes its name from the fact that the Taiwanese built the bridge.  It was a very nice thing for the Taiwanese to do, as it has made a long-lasting improvement to the transportation and infrastructure of the country and has achieved a substantial convenience for a lot of people..

I am sure tha the Taiwanese are disappointed that Costa Rica has subsequently used mainland Chinese resources for substantial construction projects.   The Chinese built Cosa Rica's new national stadium, used for soccer/football matches and major concerts and other events.  There is talk of using financing and construction resources from mainland China to upgrade the highway from San Jose to the Caribbean coast.


This week we have photos of the architecture of Portugal posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

5 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

I love attractive bridges -- nice shot.

Sharon Anck said...

Impressive!

Jack said...

Geopolitics seem to weave their way into just about everything these days.

Kate said...

I can readily understand the disappointment of the Taiwanese people regarded Costa Rica's choice of other construction projects, given the history between themselves and the Chinese.

glenda said...

That is quite a bridge!

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