Thursday, April 16, 2015

Panama Canal: Centennial Bridge

Centennial Bridge
Panama Canal

Looking South
N 09° 01.881 W 079° 38.094

Short Description:

The Centennial Bridge crosses the Culebra (Gaillard) Cut between the Continental Divide and the Pedro Miguel locks. It now is part of the Pan-American Highway. The bridge commemorates the 100th anniversary of the independence of Panama which occurred on November 3, 2003.

Looking North
Long Description:

The cable stay Centennial Bridge was designed by T.Y. Lin International and the Louis Berger Group Inc. It was constructed by the German firm of Bilfinger Berger. The bridge opened for traffic on September 2, 2005.


Total distance is 3451 feet
The main span is 1,380 feet.
Tower heights are 604 feet.
Height above the water is 262 feet
Lanes of traffic = 6

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