Teodoro Moscoso Bridge

The Teodoro Moscoso Bridge is a bridge in Puerto Rico. It works as an extension of PR-17, also known as the Jesus T. Piñero Expressway, connecting this road with the Román Baldorioty de Castro Expressway (PR-26). It crosses the San José Lagoon thereby linking sectors of Rio Piedras in San Juan to Isla Verde Carolina neighbor. The bridge has become the new entrance to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. It was opened on February 28, 1994 under the administration of Governor Pedro Rosselló, this construction being the first to be held under a Public Private Partnership in Puerto Rico.[2] The bridge consists of four lanes, electronic signs, a toll plaza with a fee of $3.65 in each direction,.[3] The bridge has flagpoles on both sides with alternating American and Puerto Rican flags, as of July 2019. The bridge accepts AutoExpreso, Puerto Rico's toll transponder system.[4]

Teodoro Moscoso Bridge
Teodoro Moscoso Bridge (PR-17) connecting San Juan and Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico.jpg
Teodoro Moscoso Bridge in 2017
Coordinates18°25′28″N 66°01′29″W / 18.42444°N 66.02472°W / 18.42444; -66.02472
Carries4 lanes of PR-17 (Jesus T. Piñeiro Expressway)
CrossesSan José Lagoon
LocaleSan Juan, P.R. and Carolina, P.R.
Maintained byAutopistas de Puerto Rico
Characteristics
DesignLow-level trestle girder bridge
Total length2.25 kilometers (1.40 mi)[1]
History
OpenedFebruary 28, 1994; 28 years ago (February 28, 1994)
Location

Toll PlazaEdit

Location Toll Direction AutoExpreso
acceptance
AutoExpreso
replenishment (R)
lane
San Juan-Carolina $3.65 Two-way    

EtymologyEdit

The bridge is named after Teodoro Moscoso, known as "the architect of Operation Bootstrap", a plan of economic expansion after World War II.

HistoryEdit

On the bridge is held one of the largest 10K race in the world; The World's Best 10K attracting thousands of local and international competitors each year. As of April 2016, the standard toll is $3.65 collected on the South Shore for southbound and northbound traffic, making the most expensive toll fare in Puerto Rico.[3] It is the first project of privatization of road on the island and across the United States. It measures 1.4 miles (2.3 km) in length. It serves as the main entrance to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. It connects the airport with the upscale Mall of San Juan (open since March 2015). It is one of the longest bridges in Puerto Rico. It was built with an investment of $126.8 million.

The bridge goes over the Laguna San José.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  2. ^ "Center for Innovative Finance Support - Project Profiles". FHWA. 1994-02-28. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  3. ^ a b "Método de pago y tarifas | Autopistas de Puerto Rico". Archived from the original on 2019-02-14. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2015-02-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Figueroa Cancel, Alex (2021-05-02). "La Policía tiene un sospechoso relacionado a la muerte de Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-05-02.