New bridge of Americas

Project description

Proposal. Substitution of Bridge of Americas over Panamá Channel. The NEWPANAMA category of ships can’t sail below the current Bridge of Americas. It must be replaced. Main span: cable-stayed bridge with composite (steel+concrete) deck. Typical span: Continuous beam, composite (steel+concrete) deck. Spans: 60+6×85+340+9×85+60 m. Construction of the deck by incremental launching from the abutments.

Structure details
  • Structural type: Cable-stayed, steel + concrete composite deck
  • Total length: 1.735 m
  • Major span: 340 m
Situation

Project data

  • Client: Autoridad del Canal de Panamá
  • End of design: 2011
  • Budget: 180 M€
  • Works done: Conceptual design