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Bridge of the Americas

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Other name(s): Puente de las Américas
Built: 1959 - 1962
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Balboa, Panamá, Panama, North America
Crosses
  • Panama Canal
Part of:
Coordinates: 8° 56' 34.00" N    79° 33' 54.00" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 344 m
total length 1655 m
clearance 61.3 - 106 m

Materials

arch steel

Chronology

12 October 1959

Construction begins.

1998

Lane expansion

Participants

Design
Construction

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000448
  • Date created
    05/11/1999
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014