The Mayan Train will cross the Usumacinta River through the Boca del Cerro Bridge and here we present the progress and photographs of the construction.
The coming December 15 will mark the operational start of the initial segment of the Mayan Train, connecting the exuberant Palenque in Chiapas with the iconic Cancún, in Quintana Roo.
However, a monumental challenge is on the horizon: completing construction on the Boca del Cerro bridge, which spans the waters of the majestic Usumacinta River.
The Usumacinta River, holding the title of the second largest river in Mexico, is also one of the longest not only in our nation, but also in all of Mesoamerica.
Established as the natural border between Chiapas and Tabasco, this river unfolds majestically along an impressive 980 kilometers.
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Although, in a broader context, the Río Bravo is recognized as the largest river in Mexico, covering an area of 379,552 square kilometers, according to data from Semarnat.
Mayan Train Will Cross the Usumacinta River through the Boca del Cerro Bridge
President López Obrador’s words have illustrated an optimistic picture regarding the progress of the project. He has mentioned that the Mota-Engil engineering team, responsible for the monumental task, has already begun the crucial phase of the “launch” of the bridge.
In this way, the operational destiny of the Mayan Train is tied to the success of this stage.
Near the Boca del Cerro Bridge, erected in 1950 in Tenosique, Tabasco, a new structure now arises that seeks to provide a modern and efficient passage over the Usumacinta River.
Government statistics for 2022 show that this new bridge will have a total length of 160 meters. Two tower cranes have already been positioned on site, essential for the construction of the bridge bases.
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The technical details of the Boca del Cerro bridge, designed especially for the Mayan Train and its crossing over the Usumacinta River, are impressive.
30 meter prestressed concrete segments will be used. In addition, the project will require 2,200 tons of robust steel and 9,800 cubic meters of concrete.
This bridge is not just infrastructure; It symbolizes the commitment to modernity and sustainable development, respecting and honoring the rich history and geography of Mexico.
The Mayan Train promises not only to be a means of transportation, but also a common thread between the past, present and future of the Mexican southeast.
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