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Dominican capital’s ‘high-tech’ subway is copied by Panama

Santo Domingo.- The bridge being built across the Ozama River for trains of the Santo Domingo Metro line 2, uses the highest technology and the region’s  first to be hurricane and earthquake proof.

Santo Domingo’s Metro was also lauded by Magna Durán, Panamá’s representative in the Central American annual Caribbean Tourism Bourse, revealing that her country is building Panama City’s subway based on the Dominican model.

Transit Reform Office (Opret) deputy director Leonel Carrasco said the bridge of around 800 meters long is 45% completed. He said it’s among the world’s very few suspension bridges for a train, because they  are mostly built with columns and beams.

He said the train withstood hurricanes winds of 70 meters per second.

Source: DT

June 29, 2015

Category: DR News |

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