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Heavy Equipment Move As Part Of Canal Expansion Project (Public Announcement)

Canal ExpansionThe contractor Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPCSA), responsible for building the new third set of locks as part of the project to expand the Panama Canal, informs the general public that due to the work of the project: Design and Construction of Third Set of Locks - Pacific Sector - they will be conducting the transportation of the steel plates for the installation of the new lock gates from the Port of Balboa to the project area in Cocolí, from Thursday, 12 January until Monday, 23 January 2012. For this activity they will be using the route: Leaving the Port of Balboa - Northern Corridor - Centennial Bridge - Inter American Highway - Cocolí. It was reported for this activity they have received the proper permits from the Ground Transit and Transportation Authority, to move cargo from Monday to Sunday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPCSA) apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this movement of cargo. (Estrella)

Editor's Comment: Apparently these things are too big and heavy to go over the Bridge of the Americas, so they have to take the long way around over the Centennial Bridge.

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Heavy Equipment Move As Part Of Canal Expansion Project (Public Announcement)
Authored by: Owen_St_Girl on Wednesday, January 11 2012 @ 08:35 PM UTC

Seems to me, if the plates are on ship docked in Balboa, that they could move the ship to the pier at Rodman. They could off load there and then, hop, skip and jump down the road to Cocoli.

Oh...wait...I forgot...it IS Panama (mi patria).

Heavy Equipment Move As Part Of Canal Expansion Project (Public Announcement)
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, January 12 2012 @ 06:20 PM UTC

My only question is, "Why can't they put this heavy equipment on a barge and run it up to where they need it?"