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Five new modern pedestrian bridges being built in Mérida

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Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
A computer rendering depicts what the finished bridges in Mérida will look like. Image: Courtesy

Construction has begun on five new pedestrian bridges in Mérida.

Unlike existing bridges, these new models will come equipped with electric elevators capable of accommodating cyclists. 

The project is said to come at a cost of 42 million pesos and is part of an overhaul to the cities transit infrastructure which also includes 2,646 new smart traffic lights and the repaving of 21 kilometers of roads.

The infrastructure project, which falls under the Mérida 2050 Agenda, was unveiled last month in a joint press conference with Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal and Mérida Mayor Renán Barrera Concha. 

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The aim of the project is to ensure that Mérida’s infrastructure is able to keep up with the growth of the city, said Mayor Renán Barrera Concha.

The bridges will cross Mérida’s Periférico, which is extremely dangerous to cross on foot.

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