Centennial Bridge, Over The Panama Canal, Panama

Bridge In The Distance
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The Centennial Bridge is located 15 km (9.3 mi) north of the Bridge of the Americas and crosses the Culebra Cut (Gaillard Cut) close to the Pedro Miguel locks. Here it just began to appear in the distance on a hazy day threatening rain.


Centennial Bridge external link   •  Over The Panama Canal, Panama   •  (Photo taken 14:42:06 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2693
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Tall Enough For Large Ships
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The bridge is high enough over the water, 80 m (262 ft), for even huge ships to pass under it.


Centennial Bridge external link   •  Over The Panama Canal, Panama   •  9° 3' 35.56" N, 79° 39' 37.58" W   •  (Photo taken 14:54:45 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T14_0760
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Spans Culebra Cut
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The bridge spans over the Culebra Cut (Gaillard Cut), the most difficult dig of the original canal. Landslides killed hundreds of worker and buried the railroad during the original dig.


Centennial Bridge external link   •  Over The Panama Canal, Panama   •  9° 2' 16.28" N, 79° 38' 34.18" W   •  (Photo taken 15:00:52 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2716
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Cable-Stayed Bridge
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A cable-stayed bridge external link supports the road with individual cables from towers. The Centennial bridge is a modified fan arrangement in which the cables terminate near to the top of the tower but are spaced from each other.


Centennial Bridge external link   •  Over The Panama Canal, Panama   •  9° 2' 9.58" N, 79° 38' 26.32" W   •  (Photo taken 15:02:52 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2720
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Road Connects To Bridge
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A roadway connects to the bridge on it eastern side. The road is a four lane freeway.


Centennial Bridge external link   •  Over The Panama Canal, Panama   •  9° 2' 10.49" N, 79° 38' 26.44" W   •  (Photo taken 15:04:06 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2721
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A Single Concrete Span
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The roadbed was a single concrete span.


Centennial Bridge external link   •  Over The Panama Canal, Panama   •  9° 1' 58.52" N, 79° 38' 10.28" W   •  (Photo taken 15:08:04 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2729
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Tower And Roadbed
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The eastern tower of the bridge and the roadway held up by cables.


Centennial Bridge external link   •  Over The Panama Canal, Panama   •  9° 1' 56.24" N, 79° 38' 6.86" W   •  (Photo taken 15:09:21 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2733
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The Tower Meets The Ground
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A view under the bridge showing where the tower meets the ground.


Centennial Bridge external link   •  Over The Panama Canal, Panama   •  9° 1' 54.10" N, 79° 38' 4.38" W   •  (Photo taken 15:10:16 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2739
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Disappeared In Rain
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A we left the Centennial Bridge behind and continued south the bridge began to disappear in a heavy downpour of rain.


Centennial Bridge external link   •  Over The Panama Canal, Panama   •  9° 1' 52.78" N, 79° 38' 2.35" W   •  (Photo taken 15:21:05 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2744
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Video Of Rain On deck
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A video of the pouring rain on deck and how that rain obscured the view of the shore.


Centennial Bridge external link   •  Over The Panama Canal, Panama   •  9° 1' 44.53" N, 79° 37' 42.56" W   •  (Photo taken 15:23:07 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2746
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