The Atlantic Bridge: A Tremendous Achievement
7 August 2019

The Atlantic Bridge: A Tremendous Achievement

Congratulations to the design and construction teams of VINCI Construction Grand Projets and SYSTRA IBT for a tremendous technical achievement of the Atlantic Bridge in Panama.

The Atlantic Bridge, 3rd Panama Canal Crossing located near the port city of Colón, Panama, was inaugurated on Friday, August 2, 2019 in the presence of the President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, and the administrator of ACP (Panama Canal Authority), Jorge Quijano.

The bridge has been erected by VINCI Construction Grand Projets. SYSTRA IBT was responsible for the Value Engineering in design, construction drawings and construction analysis for the main cable-stayed bridge, and for the independent design check for the approach bridges.

Main Span: 530 m (1,738 ft)
Total Length: 3,081 m (10,108 ft)
Width: 20.8 m (68 ft) (approaches)
One of the longest main span all-concrete deck in the world.

Photo Credit: VINCI Photo Library

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