11 Oct The Panamá Canal Authority inaugurates the bridge over the Chagres river, Panama
The new bridge over the Chagres River at the town of Gamboa was a necessity, as explained by the manager of the Panamá Canal, Jorge Luis Quijano. The infrastructure will be the main access route, with a larger capacity than the existing one, built in 1908.
In the same way, the Minister of State for Canal Affairs and Chairman of the Board, Roberto Roy, underlined the importance of this infrastructure for the community.
The works consisted in the construction of a new concrete bridge of 278 m long with two lanes, and the execution of 382 m of road for the accesses from the northern and southern side of the bridge. This infrastructure will facilitate crossing the river safely for vehicles and pedestrians.