Road Damage in Manabí

May 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Roads and Bridges

by Anna Weiser-Woodward The province of Manabí was one of the most heavily destructed regions affected by the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador. Many roads and bridges have been significantly damaged, making travel in and out of Manabí congested and in some instances, dangerous. Earthquake induced...


Alternative Routes & Access Constraints Map as of 04 May 2016

May 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Roads and Bridges

by Anna Weiser-Woodward The following are updates on road and bridge operations as of May 4th, 2016. The Chillanes-Bucay road in Bolívar remains closed. The Santo Domingo–La Concordia–Puerto Nuevo–Pedernales road still has limited access between 12:00 and 17:00. In Cotopaxi province, the road...


Bridge collapse: Avenida de las Americas – Guayaquil

April 23, 2016 by  
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Ana Gabriela Haro Ph.D. Candidate at North Carolina State University An important bridge collapsed at Avenida de las Americas in Guayaquil during the 7.8M earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16, 2016. The 30 year old bridge was located 280 Km away from the epicenter. One person was reported dead...