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Circulation on part of new Cancun airport bridge opened after demolition of old overpass

Cancun, Q. R. — The old Cancun airport bridge road is officially gone. Demolition of the bridge began this past week. Heavy machinery was brought in to do the demolition during the night time hours. It took workers three nights to get the road overpass torn away.

However, there is still work to be done. The city still needs to remove two abutments and accesses.

Heavy machinery worked nights to remove the old Cancun airport bridge. Photo: Ayuntamiento de Benito Juárez June 12, 2023.

The Quintana Roo delegation of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) reported that the demolition on the old Cancun airport bridge was finally finished early Thursday morning.

“The SICT Quintana Roo informs that the demolition of the three slabs and the two central piers of the old bridge of the airport junction has been completed.

The old road overpass to the Cancun airport has officially be demolished. Photo: Ayuntamiento de Benito Juárez June 15, 2023.

“The removal of the two abutments and their accesses is yet to be completed, but these projects are scheduled to be completed the following week without interfere with traffic circulation,” the agency announced in a press release.

On Thursday, the first vehicles began using part of the new cloverleaf bridge system, which is still under construction.

Work will continue to remove the remainder of the bridge.
Diagram: la Secretaría de Infraestructura, Comunicaciones y Transportes (SICT)

Traffic route changes will be maintained into the Cancun International Airport while the rest of the former bridge is torn down and the rubble removed.