Centennial Bridge Access Roads Need Repair

Former President of the Society of Panama Engineers and Architects (SPIA) Nicolás Real said that he is concerned about a section about two kilometers from the Centennial Bridge, near the Rod Carew National Stadium, where there are 25 meters of cracked concrete slabs.

Another area of concern is a 65-meter stretch of cracked pavement near the overpass.

Real said the problems are due to the absence of regular road maintenance, and the result of that is visible in the lines connecting the slabs, which are not sealed. This allows for water to leak into the road, causing cracks. If things go untended, the it could lead to another collapse. The Centennial Bridge saw one collapse already in 2010, which took 10 months to repair.