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 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.