Location: Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Tall mountains divide the city of Acapulco in two and the main connecting routes, the coastal avenue around the bay and the scenic highway, have soon become overloaded, engendering huge traffic problems and literally mutating into linear parking lots. The natural solution is to unite the two ends of the bay with a bridge thus creating an alternative route that shortens the distance between the two ends of the city.
The municipal government does not have the resources to build a three-kilometer bridge and never will. By transforming its supporting structure into habitable spaces, private equity can be invited for its construction. This way, developers can acquire and sell on prime seafront real estate and the city solves one of its chief problems.