This young woman chose a strange spot to hula hoop, underneath a massive machine working on the bridge replacement on Seventh Ave. Her escapade was evidently part of a school project, as a friend was videotaping her.
In contrast to the circling hula hoop, work is actually progressing on the way-behind-schedule and far-over-budget bridge work, part of a project to extend TransMilenio to the airport. The new bridge is supposed to be operational in a few weeks. But even when TransMilenio begins running on 26th St., it will use only two stations, because the rest either have construction problems or have been vandalized during the long wait to be put into operation. And, several more stations must still be built to reach the airport. Conflicts between different levels of government have delayed that work, which is supposed to start before the end of this year.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours