CCCC and CHEC were awarded by the Ministry of Public Works of Panama (MOP) the design-build contract of the 4th Bridge over the Panama Canal. The US$ 1.4 billion project will have a significant economic impact for the Panama City metropolitan area and is a key step in growing the Pacific Panama region. The new crossing will alleviate the traffic congestion along the Bridge of the Americas and the Centennial Bridge, and will Benefit more than 500,000 residents. The project includes the main Bridge over the Panama Canal, the approach viaducts and two interchanges at each side of the Canal.
Pedelta has provided Peer Review services for the main bridge and approach viaducts up to the 90% design phase. The proposed 1,118 m long cable-stayed Bridge with a 510 m main span will cross the Canal north of the Bridge of the Americas. In addition to six traffic lanes, the Bridge will also accommodate two extra lanes for the Metro Line 3 and footpaths resulting in a total width of 51 m. The main Bridge will have two towers with an inverted “Y” shape and an overall height of about 185 m that rises 110 m above the deck.
Pedelta prepared the structural design basis, and reviewed and collaborated in the preparation of most of the structural design documents like the maintenance plan, ship impact, and technical specifications, among others. We also reviewed, together with other Partners and Collaborators, Road design, drainage, signalling and foundations design documents.
The specified design and durability requirements exceed AASHTO considerations. The Bridge will incorporate the latest in bridge design state-of-the-art.