$17 million Bridge Construction

The consortium made up of the Costa Rican firm MECO and the Mexican firms Cal y Mayor y Asociados and Mexpresa has won the contract to design and build a bridge between Panama and Costa Rica, over the Sixaola River.

Friday, December 2, 2016

The tender consists of the design and construction of a binational bridge over the river Sixaola, and construction is scheduled to begin in late February 2017. The new binational bridge will have one lane in each direction, and will include bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways. It is expected that the new border structure will be in service in the first quarter of 2018.  

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Public Works in Costa Rica:

Costa Rica and Panama will start to realize the construction of the new binational Sixaola bridge in the first quarter of next year, with the works having been awarded to the Consorcio Binacional de Sixaola, comprised of the companies: Constructora MECO (Costa Rican), Cal y Mayor y Asociados (Mexico) and Mexpresa (Mexico). 
The Office of the United Nations for Project Services (UNOPS), in charge of this project, will sign the contract with the consortium selected next week, which will give the green light to start with the designs of the new structure, which is vital for both countries. 

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