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PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE SAN MIGUEL


March of 1998, 12 were in the memory of today's piuranos, and it will be conversation topic with the tomorrow's piuranos. The river Piura, the same one that was received many years ago with music bands, firecrackers and touch of bells, this time, in their majestic step for the city, it didn't only overcome the highest flow that had in 1983, but rather it overcame all the marks and it arrived to the 4,424 m3/seg, being this the growing one bigger in their history.

To their step for the city of Piura, after he/she fell a torrential rain of 251.2 mm has more than enough Malacasí, as well as in Morropón and Chulucanas, the flow of the river Huarmaca was added that generated fear, it anguishes and bewilderment in the population; and it put on approval the structures of the four bridges that unite to the city of Piura with Castile.

The Old Bridge, this bridge that is part of the history of Piura, didn't support the force and vigor of the waters and he/she fell. In the dawn of that Thursday 12, their structures gave to the fierceness of the waters that Piura reflected for the river.

The Bridge San Miguel of Piura

  • 1891: Fall as a consequence of a grown one in period of The Boy [April 12].
  • 1893: New inauguration. English C.T. Findlay and H. Rathbone, in passing for Piura they showed to don Miguel it Checks and it Checks the designs of two bridges that were dedicated to Asia. One of them is the one that was in Piura.
  • 1981: The bridge of English structure collapsed when a trailer tried to cross it from Castile.
  • 1991: Respecting their original design, the Municipality of Piura, with support of SIMA and of the manufacturer Cosapi, was able to restore it. Alvarado Chuyes, Juan.- The old bridge. In: "Fear: piuranisimos", Piura. 1992. pp. 37-39.
  • 1998: We will make "it better, being about maintaining their original aspect because the children of our children will be able to only remember in him to the parents of their parents. It is our cult to the history because it is probable that the next generations have to lift it once again." Editorial of the Daily Mail, 13/03/98.


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