Puente Flotanante Opening

I have never caught the Puente Flotante / Floating Bridge opening or closing until today.

The Puente Flotante connects Santo Domingo Este, Ave. España (Ave Malecon), to Districo Nacional, Zona Colonial and Av Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó (El Malecon). It has had many problems and is not in the best shape. Large trucks are not permitted to use the bridge and it is shut down often for repair work.

Walking the dogs, Inteliperra and Buenagente (Dominican Dog Blog) this morning the motors were running as we crossed the bridge. This never happened before.

The motors and cables of Puente Flotante over Rio Ozama, Santo Domingo

We just made it across as they closed the blockades stopping humans, dogs and traffic from crossing.

They put the barricades down before all the vehicles had passed through so some of the fishermen came and lifted the block so the 3 vehicles could get out.

The road blocks are down at the Puente Flotante over Rio Ozama, Santo Domingo

There were many official looking humans on the bridge as we crossed. It looked like they were doing an inspection because I saw no large boats approaching the bridge.

A Harbor Pilot, what I would call a tug boat, ship pulled up to the bridge then a larger boat with large vehicle tires surround it came and ran into the bridge.

The Harbor Pilots at the Puente Flotante over Rio Ozama, Santo Domingo

The middle platform connecting both sides of the bridge slowly lifted.

Puente Flotante deck rising over Rio Ozama, Santo Domingo

The large boat kept pushing the bridge and it was moving.

The opening of Puente Flotante over Rio Ozama, Santo Domingo
The opening of Puente Flotante over Rio Ozama, Santo Domingo
The opening of Puente Flotante over Rio Ozama, Santo Domingo

It was interesting to watch.

20th International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout 2014

The 20th International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout at the Cap Cana Marina in Punta Cana. It is known as the Grand Prix of the Billfishing tournaments. This years tournament will be held from Thursday June 5 thru Tuesday June 10, 2014 to coincide with the USA holiday Memorial Day.

20th International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout 2014
20th International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout 2014

This is a catch and release event. In 2013 there were 134 Billfish released with an average of 7.44 releases per boat.

There will be both International and local fishermen participating in the event. There will be beach parties, daily Happy Hour at the docks, a Brugal Rum Caribbean Bash, a Chivas Regal White Party, a Golf Scramble, Cook-off Culinary Competition, Raffles and lots more.

More information and registry at: http://www.intlbillfishtourns.com/

Part of the proceeds go to the charity Real Life International

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Altamarna Yacht Show 2012

The first ever boat and yacht show comes to Dominican Republic. The Altamarna Yacht Show Dominican Republic 2012. This spectacular event will happen on Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 in July 2012 at the Plaza Marina Bartolomé Colon Sans Souci. This is the newest port in Santo Domingo on the Rio Ozama.

This event is has fun for the entire family. They are planning many for young and old alike.
The activities include:
*Yachts, boats and Cars will be on display
*Race Boats
*A live DJ
*Musical Performers by local artists
*Jazz
*Marine Dance Show
*Inflatable Games
*Magicians
*Percussion
*Lectures
*Fashion show of renowned fashion designers: Sissy Bermúdez, Giannina Azar, Juan de Dios y Lucas Marcini and more.
and much more.

There will also be many contests and drawings for everyone to take part in including:
*Drawings for cruises
*Trips to Paris
*Weekends in the some of the best hotels in Dominican Republic *Memberships for the gym Body Shop.


For more information
email: info@altamarna.com
contact: 809-334-1806 and 809-662-6483

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $500 RDP per person at Ticket Express.