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.
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.
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 middle platform connecting both sides of the bridge slowly lifted.
The large boat kept pushing the bridge and it was moving.
This morning the beautiful Sea Cloud II came into port at Santo Domingo. I did not get to see this luxurious private yacht, 5-star cruise ship with its sails up. But these are pictures of it coming into port in Rio Ozama, Santo Domingo this morning as seen from Fortaleza Ozama in the Colonial City.
The sun was just rising over the Ciudad Colonial as the Sea Cloud II entered Rio Ozama from the Caribbean Sea in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The ship has five decks. Restaurants, boutique, bar, lounge, library, fitness room, sauna and more.
The Sea Cloud sails mainly in the Mediterranean in summer and in the Caribbean in winter.
The sea Cloud holds a maximum of 96 passengers.
Their Caribbean cruise includes Santo Domingo and La Romana, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, many locations in the Lesser Antilles and more.
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
*A live DJ
*Musical Performers by local artists
*Marine Dance Show
*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
contact: 809-334-1806 and 809-662-6483
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $500 RDP per person at Ticket Express.
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