Bridge Over Canal Would Cost $ 280 Million

The Panama Canal Authority has already contracted the bridge design and by February 2012 it expects to announce the tender for its construction.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The vice president of Program Management of the ACP, Jorge Luis Quijano, said it would be the same authorities awarding the construction in June or July of 2012.

"The design of the structure, created by Panama America, will be 5 miles long with an elevation of 75 meters above sea level. The proposal also states that the distance between the main piers of the bridge will be 530 meters so a fourth set of locks can be built in the future."

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Third Bridge Over Canal to be Tendered in August

March 2012

With 4 lanes, and measuring 4.6 kilometers long and 75 meters high, the bridge will cost about $280 million and its construction will take 32 months.

The tender for the third bridge, located on the Atlantic side, will take place in August, according to the outgoing administrator of the Panama Canal, Alberto Alemán Zubieta.

French Consortium Wins Canal Over Bridge Tender

October 2012

Vinci Construction Grand Projets was awarded the construction of the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal for $366 million.

The French consortium offered the lowest price out of the three pre-qualified candidates, less than the $386 million from Tradeco Acciona and the $429 million from Hyundai Odebrecth.

Three Pre-Qualified to Bid in Bridge Tender

April 2012

The Consortia Odebrecht - Hyundai Joint Venture, Acciona Infrastructures -Tradeco, and France's Vinci Construction Grands Projets, have been accepted by the ACP to take part in the tender for the construction of a bridge over the Canal in the Atlantic.

"Through a press release, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reported that the Spanish-Mexican consortium "Acciona Infrastructures-Tradeco" and the Brazilian-South Korean "Odebrecht-Hyundai joint venture" along with the French company "Vinci Construction Grands Projets" qualified following analysis of their technical criteria, experience and financial capacity", reported Panamaamerica.com.

Study and Design of 4th. Bridge Over Panama Canal

December 2011

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has put out to tender the studies and preliminary design of the 4th bridge over the Canal.

The purpose of the contract is to provide the necessary analysis to determine the best alternative for a new bridge over the canal, on the Pacific coast, and produce a preliminary design, through which the ACP can complete the new bridge at a later stage.

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