ROAD AND BRIDGES - PUENTE DE LAS AMERICAS

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Owner: 
Ministry of Public Works of Panama
Design team: 
T. Y. Lin International
Delivery method: 
Design/Build
Location: 
Panama City

Diagnostic analysis, design, and rehabilitation of all structural and non structural elements of the 1st bridge built over the Panama Canal in 1952, bridge is 1 mile long and has suspension sections as well as typical steel bridge construction. Scope of work includes arms length inspection of the entire bridge to define scope and assess existing conditions, SAP modeling of bridge with field data collected, design of restoration and rehabilitation work based on field analysis. Construction scopes include removal and replacement of the existing roadway, replacement of floor beam system, restoration of infrastructure suspended below the bridge (phone, data and power serving the City of Panama), rehabilitation of the concrete piers supporting the bridge and new illumination and paint of the entire bridge.