The Choluteca Bridge was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers with such design strength, it could withstand the worst of hurricanes that affected the area. When Hurricane Mitch came in 1998, it destroyed 150 Honduran bridges, but not the Choluteca Bridge.
However, the storm rerouted the Choluteca River. So now, the
Choluteca Bridge is still standing, but useless. Hmmm