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Tacna: Some 30,000 people at risk of being isolated due to damage to bridges

Some 30,000 people from the Gregorio Albarracín district. In Tacna, they are at risk of being isolated if four bridges over the Seco river bed collapse due to the increase in flow due to the presence of rains in the Andean zone of the region.

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The information was provided by the mayor Niel Zavala and the head of the XIV Macro Police Region of Tacna and Moquegua, general PNP Edinson Hernández Moreno, after the inspection they carried out on the Seco river and the two bridges that connect the population of the rural area with the fence of Tacna.

Authorities and specialists carried out an inspection in the Seco River. (Photo: Jorge Herrera)

Poor retaining walls

The inspection verified the collapsed retaining wall of former mayor Víctor Cabrera, the dangers due to the proximity of the Seco riverbed and the possible flooding of 2,500 houses.

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The deterioration of the Pampa Colorada bridge was verified, which presents damage in its compaction generated by seepage in the river, which causes cracks and could collapse. Mayor Niel Zavala indicated that said work was inaugurated in July 2022 with an investment of 6 million soles.

The Pampa Colorada bridge that connects with the sector of the same name was just inaugurated in July 2022. (Photo: Adrian Apaza)

The Pampa Colorada bridge that connects with the sector of the same name was just inaugurated in July 2022. (Photo: Adrian Apaza)

Bridge of 2022 presents cracks

“A structural evaluation of the bridge is carried out, and the complementary works such as the asphalting of a kilometer of track and the gabions installed in the river bed,” he commented.

They also inspected the state of the Chastudal bridge, which requires reinforcement of its foundations to prevent its deterioration in the event of an increase in the flow of the Seco River.

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