Panama Tenders a Fourth Bridge at the Canal

President Ricardo Martinelli announced he will support the construction of a fourth bridge over the Panama Canal.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The president said he will soon launch a tender for the construction of the project.

"The construction of a fourth bridge would go along with the decision to demolish the Bridge of the Americas," said president Martinelli, as reported by

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Tender Announced for Fourth Bridge Over Canal

January 2012

Completion of studies for the construction of the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal is drawing near, after which a tender for the building works will be released.

During the inauguration of the excavations for the Metro, president Ricardo Martinelli announced the upcoming tender for the construction of a fourth bridge over the Panama Canal, a necessary step to enable the demolition of the Bridge of the Americas.

Progress for Proposed New Bridge Over the Canal

May 2011

A committee from the Panama Canal Authority is responsible for feasibility studies for the work.

The Ministry for Public Works has announced that they will soon be putting out for tender the construction of a new bridge over the Panama Canal.

In an article by Getzalle Reyes in the Minister for Public Works, Federico Suarez, said that "the ideal position is to connect it to the bridge of the Americas.

Panama to Invite Tenders for New Canal Bridge

April 2011

In the coming three months an invitation to tender will be issued for a $300 million project to construct a new bridge over the Panama Canal.

The announcement was made by Panamanian Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Juan Carlos Varela, who added that the bridge will be built on Panama's Atlantic side and will improve connections between a region of Colón province and Panama City.

Bridge Over Canal Would Cost $ 280 Million

February 2011

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

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.

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