February 12, 2011 | 2 CommentsTags: caribbean side, heavy traffic, minister of public works, new bridge, pacific coast, Panama, panama canal authority, panama city, Panama Traffic, ricardo martinelli, tourism, traffic problems
The influx of cars in Panama has been causing traffic problems for some time now especially in Panama City. President Ricardo Martinelli announced Friday, February 11, 2011 that another bridge over the Panama Canal will be constructed.
In order to alleviate the heavy traffic over the Bridge of the Americas, Martinelli stated that the new bridge will be located near the existing Bridge of the Americas. This bridge is in addition to the already planned bridge that will be built in the Colon area on the Caribbean side built by the Panama Canal Authority.
Federico Jose Suarez, the Minister of Public Works said that the new bridges are in need because of the growth of traffic entering and exiting the city from the interior of the country.
The new bridge will also help tourism and business at the beaches along the Pacific coast making them more accessible and quicker to get to.