Chinese Consortium to Design Bridge Over Canal

At a price of $4.6 million the consortium China Communications Construction Company / Louis Berger Group will design the third bridge over the Panama Canal.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The consortium will have a period of approximately 11 months to complete the design. The tender for construction could be carried out between June and July 2012.

"The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) had received six proposals to design the four lane bridge to be built over the waterway on the Atlantic side.”, noted an article in

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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.

ACP Makes Progress with Bridge Construction in Colon

September 2011

The Panama Canal Authority has taken another step towards building a new bridge over the Atlantic after complying with the public consultation of the Environmental Impact Study, category III.

A press release of the Panama Canal Authority states that:

“A forum was held in the gymnasium of La Salle de Colón school in the town of Margarita, Cristóbal township, pursuant to Executive Decree 123 of August 14, 2009.

Bids Submitted for Canal Bridge Design

May 2011

The consortium China Communications Construction Company / Louis Berger Group submitted the lowest bid ($4.6 million) for the final design of the bridge over the Atlantic.

Also participating in the bidding were TYPSA Principia ($ 4.9 million), URS Holdings ($ 6.1million), Columbus JVB Bridge ($ 7.2 million), ARUPB ($ 8.5 million) and Ty Lin International ($ 9.6 million).