All six lanes of the bridge were opened shortly after noon on Wednesday.
Repairs to La Platina bridge have cost taxpayers a total of ¢9.4 billion ($16.2 million) since 2009.
Meteorologists recorded accumulated rainfall levels between 30 and 60 liters per square meter in various regions of Costa Rica on Wednesday.
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The IMN also advised caution for people near rivers in the surroundings of the Poás, Turrialba and Rincón de la Vieja volcanoes, as higher waters could carry materials accumulated from recent eruptions.
Materials from the explosion were visible on the north slope of volcano.
(Mauricio Gutiérrez via OVSICORI)
Mud and other materials from the explosion fell on the Penjamo River and changed the water color.
This sign may soon be an artifact, and the community has mixed feelings.
Marshall Cobb / The Tico Times
Will a newly paved road to Monteverde bring more pros that cons? A resident digs into the issue.
Leilani McGonagle (left) pops the champagne to celebrate her medal at the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games, in Biarritz, France.
(Via Costa Rica Surf Federation)
Team Costa Rica ended the third day in fifth place at the World Games, which brings together surfers from 47 countries.
Workers from various public agencies gathered in front of the Social Security System building in downtown San José and blocked the vehicle passage from 7-11 a.m. on May 22.
Caja Pension Manager Jaime Barrantes said they will evaluate the unions’ petition along with others that they have received from other groups in recent days.
Keylor Navas and his Real Madrid teammates celebrate at Malaga’s stadium after clinching their 33rd Spanish title.
(Via Real Madrid)
Keylor will have a chance to win another title on June 3 when Real Madrid plays the final game of the 2017 Europe Champions League against Italy’s Juventus.
From left to right: guitarist Zach Blair on guitar, Tim McIlrath on guitar and vocals, Joe Principe on the bass and Brandon Barnes on the drums in the background.
(César Arroyo/The Tico Times)
A chronicle of the last show of Rise Against’s Latin American tour.
Beatriz Naranjo takes a tissue sample from a sailfish.
(Courtesy of Beatriz Naranjo)
Beatriz Naranjo spends a lot of time on sportfishing boats, but not to catch fish. All she does is tag them and take a tissue sample. She has 800 so far.
Manuel González Sanz, foreign minister of Costa Rica, meets with Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s deputy minister of foreign affairs, at a May 16 reception for González at Tel Aviv’s Norman Hotel.
Larry Luxner / The Tico Times
The visit included discussion of the trade relationship between the two countries.