Centennial Bridge Access Road Reopened Today After Repairs

Tuesday, October 18 2011 @ 08:15 PM UTC

Contributed by: Don Winner

#Panama - It's ready. After 10 months of repair work, the access road to the Centennial Bridge will officially be reopened today. The repaired section (which runs from Panama City towards the interior of the country) is 35 meters long and 15 meters wide.

It Will Be Closed Again: Although the path to the bridge will be reopened, soon authorities will be announcing a new partial closure of at least 15 days, according to the Minister of Public Works (MOP), Federico José Suárez. The next closure is due to other repair work that has to be done on the part of the road that comes from Arraiján towards Panama City (which is currently being used), because this part of the roadway is also deteriorated. This rehabilitation had a cost of $ 30 million dollars, and the damage happened in December last year, when rain caused landslides that affected the slab, about 150 meters from the bridge itself. (Dia a Dia)

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