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johang


Sep 5, 2010, 3:46 AM

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Morre Nayarit Bridges Collapse

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Three more bridges have collapsed in Nayarit, Mexico restricting access to San Blas from the south and isolating Ixtapa, Otates, Cuastecomate and Paranal. There were also land slides and major flooding caused by the 165 mm (over 6 inches) of rain that fell Saturday. The worst damage was in the area between Las Varas and San Blas. Flooding is also reported in San Pancho as well as a landslide on the main highway 200 between San Pancho and Sayulita. More details and map here.

Johan....If we all do a little we can do a lot. Visit our little corner of paradise at the Jaltemba Jalapeño.


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tashby


Sep 8, 2010, 7:08 PM

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Re: [johang] Morre Nayarit Bridges Collapse

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I just got off the phone - Wednesday, 8 de Septiembre - with my friend who is building a house in San Pancho, Nayarit (also know as San Francisco). As reported, the bridge between San Pancho and HWY 200 washed away a few days ago. (This very small bridge is the entry to town from the main coastal highway, and crosses a normally benign river). After the vehicular bridge washed away they built a temporary foot-bridge, but that washed away as well. They've been a bit isolated the last few days. (Think bottled water and propane and eggs and everything....) The river, which beyond this point flows along side of the town toward the ocean, has over-flowed and caused a lot of mess and muck....but don't know if it's more than that.

Tomorrow, she's heading to the airport in Vallarta. In order to get to the highway, just to get out of town, she's taking a zip-line across the river.

Then she has to sit on HWY 200 with mudslides, down to one-lane in areas, and then half of the big bridge over the Ameca River gone.

She's planning to leave at 9 a.m. for a 4pm flight. It's normally a 45 minute drive.


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esperanza

Sep 11, 2010, 12:04 PM

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A ZIP LINE! Holy moses! Suitcase in one hand, the other hand on the line!


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candice

Sep 14, 2010, 12:31 PM

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Well, I didn't have to fly out on a zipline after all. They'd rebuilt the pedestrian bridge overnight. If you'd like to read the story and see some photos of the floods and bridge collapses, they're on my blog this week.


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