American Society of Civil Engineers

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.), and 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.)

Civil Engineering—ASCE
, Vol. 75, No. 8, August 2005, pp. 48-55

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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.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Civil engineering landmarks
Panama Canal
Span bridges