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gpkgto

Nov 9, 2010, 12:20 PM

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How is the bridge problem in Vallarta?

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Are there still delays getting to/from the bus station and downtown Vallarta? Also, anything special going on the end of November to make a visit more interesting?

Thanks-



tashby


Nov 9, 2010, 8:51 PM

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Re: [gpkgto] How is the bridge problem in Vallarta?

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I'm having a landscape problem....that whole flat area north of Vallarta, to the airport and bus station and on to Bucerias, etc. is just a blur. is the bridge that fell (over the Ameca River) north of the bus station?

At any rate, when I was in that area last month, I didn't have to cross the half-as-much bridge, but was told by locals that lived north of it that if you avoided crossing during rush hour, any delay was minimal.

So if possible, try to avoid crossing it southbound (into Vallarta) during the morning, and conversely, northbound out of Vallarta late in the afternoon.


johang


Nov 10, 2010, 7:05 AM

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Re: [gpkgto] How is the bridge problem in Vallarta?

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The U.N. Global Forum on Migration and Development starts today:
http://www.gfmd.org/en.html

It will cause some additional traffic but ends tomorrow.

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


gpkgto

Nov 10, 2010, 8:02 AM

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Re: [tashby] How is the bridge problem in Vallarta?

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Thanks!


JRinPV

Nov 10, 2010, 9:16 AM

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Re: [gpkgto] How is the bridge problem in Vallarta?

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The bridge is north of the Bus Station, so no problem.


gpkgto

Nov 10, 2010, 11:39 AM

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Re: [JRinPV] How is the bridge problem in Vallarta?

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I will be arriving from the north.


sioux4noff

Nov 12, 2010, 9:32 PM

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Re: [gpkgto] How is the bridge problem in Vallarta?

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The delay at the southbound bridge is usually not too bad. Northbound always seems to be more of a delay. But it is always a crap-shoot as to how long you will wait. We make the trip south to Vallarta and back north to Bucerias at least a couple times a week.


gpkgto

Nov 13, 2010, 11:51 AM

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Re: [sioux4noff] How is the bridge problem in Vallarta?

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Thanks--that helps me plan my arrival and departure.


tashby


Dec 13, 2010, 1:08 PM

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Re: [gpkgto] How is the bridge problem in Vallarta?

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According to this weeks Guadalajara Reporter....

VALLARTA BRIDGE BACK UP IN DOUBLE-QUICK TIME: Ninety-eight days since the Ameca bridge linking Nayrit and Jalisco suddenly collapsed, a new bridge is officially opened way ahead of schedule....

http://guadalajarareporter.com/...ble-quick-time-.html

Ummmm.....really? Anybody? Wow.


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Maxmilliano

Dec 14, 2010, 6:35 AM

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Yes it's true the bridge was reopened last Weds. 12/8/10. The part that collapsed was one small section of a very long bridge so it wasn't exactly like rebuilding the entire bridge. The work was completed in relatively short order considering the lowered expectations for Mexican public works projects. I crossed it myself recently and I won't miss the half hour to one hour delays getting out of PV with drivers trying to cut in front of you the entire time.
 
 
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