A Bridge for all Centuries

by Alex Sanjines, P.E., Associate; T.Y. Lin International in San Francisco.,
Jochen Keysberg, Project Director; Bilfinger Berger, AG, in Wiesbaden, Germany.,
Rafael Manzanarez, P.E., (M.ASCE), Vice President; T.Y. Lin International.,
Man-Chung Tang, P.E., (Hon.M.ASCE), Chairman of the Board and T.Y. Lin's Technical Director; T.Y. Lin International in San Francisco.,

Serial Information: Issue 8, Pg. 48-55

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: An extremely long – and record setting – main span was designed for the second bridge to cross the Panama Canal in order to meet the owner's requirement that no piers be placed in the water. Because no disruption of canal traffic was permitted at any time, the cable-stayed bridge of cast-in-place concrete was carefully constructed using the balanced-cantilever method.

Subject Headings: Bridges | Concrete bridges | Cables | Cable stayed bridges | Bridge design | Civil engineering landmarks | Span bridges | Piers | Hydraulic design | Panama | Central America

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