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This is a list of all 8 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the country Costa Rica. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of countries.
1925 Pandora (Southeast Passage)
Costa Rica (Estrella River)
Bridgemeister ID:436
References:PTS2, USS
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:240f
Notes
  • Originally built with a set of tram tracks designed for cars hauling bananas.
Photo courtesy of Nora Ovares
1926 Oriente
Costa Rica (Pejivalle River)
Bridgemeister ID:438
References:PTS2, USS
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:150f
Notes
  • Built with a set of tram tracks designed for cars hauling fruit.
(suspension bridge)
Moravia vicinity, Costa Rica (Río Pacuare)
Bridgemeister ID:2490
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
(suspension bridge)
San Isidro de Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica (Rio Peñas Blancas)
Bridgemeister ID:2418
Structurae ID:0007362
Coordinates:N 10.36555 W 84.59393
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Completed circa 1966-1970.
Photo by Richard Ehrenberg
(suspension bridge)
Sierpe, Costa Rica
Bridgemeister ID:1135
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Extant
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Very narrow light vehicular bridge.
Orotina
Orotina vicinity, Costa Rica
Bridgemeister ID:2489
Coordinates:N 9.87953 W 84.52746
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular and Pipeline (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Skywalk
Monteverde, Costa Rica (Monteverde Cloud Forest)
Bridgemeister ID:1118
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • At least six separate spans at this site, all very tall, very narrow, long footbridges. At least two (and probably more) meet my requirements for inclusion in the inventory.
Tree Top Walkways
Santa Elena, Costa Rica (Selvatura)
Bridgemeister ID:1563
Coordinates:N 10.336117 W 84.798483
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Notes
  • At least eight separate suspension spans at this site, all very tall, narrow, long footbridges along which you can walk to tour the tropical canopy.

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