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The bridge has a total length of 1052 metres and includes a major cable-stayed bridge with a main span of 420 metres and side spans of 200 metres.
The approach bridges have spans varying between 46 and 66 metres. The vertical clearance is approximately 80 metres in order to allow for unhindered access for the significant ship traffic using the Canal and cranes working for the Canal Authorities. The bridge deck is a single cell concrete box girder with a total width of 34.1 metres and a height of 4.5 metres. The girder is monolithic with the two central concrete towers and the bridge having a single cable plane.
COWI acted as the project manager on behalf of the client, the Ministry of Public Works, Panama. This involved tasks such as:
The project was a fast-track project with design, design review and construction going on simultaneously. Hence theproject management was a very key position.
COWI carried out the independent review of the detailed design involving tasks such as:
COWI carried out an independent analysis of the entire bridge as part of the design review.
COWI carried out the construction inspection involving tasks such as:
Project managementDesign reviewSite inspection
Ministry of Public Works(MOP), Panama