The “Bridge of Life” Gets a Colorful New Facelift

The phrase is correct… “it is not a piano!”

Ken & Bea Rauch used this phrase in their recent post on Jaltemba Bay Folk, and it basically means that the bridge was never expected to be fine-tuned like a piano, but simply kept in useable condition.

This past Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bridge of Life received some much-needed general maintenance, repairs and sprucing up. The walking bridge connects Calle Bahia de Banderas in La Peñita and Avenida del Sol Nuevo in Rincón de Guayabitos. It is an integral part of our community as it provides residents with safe passage between the two towns and keeps pedestrians off the busy highway.

Volunteers from the Guayabitos Homeowner’s Association, including Danny & Nancy Milski, Bob Brock & Nina Steffens, Rocky Garcia & Mona Cavalli and others, tightened up the bridge boards and adjusted the tension on the cables. The bridge also got a spiffy new paint job. The paint colors used are red, green, white and blue and are intended to discourage graffiti as they represent the colors of the Mexican, US and Canadian flags.

Approximately $8,000 pesos in donations were collected during the previous week from those who used the bridge. Bridge t-shirts, designed by Nancy Milski, were also sold. The total cost for maintenance was just over $3,000 pesos. The balance will be used for any bridge repairs needed next year.


Javier and his proud painting crew

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    WOW this was well needed, Thanks to the painting crew, good job. I cannot wait to cross the bridge again next Nov.

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