Cinta Costera Viaduct

Cinta Costera Viaduct

Panama City
Cinta Costera

TYLin served as the Engineer of Record and Lead Designer for the Cinta Costera Viaduct in Panama City, Panama.

Consisting of both a roadway bridge and pedestrian bridge, the distinctive, 2.49-kilometer-long marine viaduct encircles Panama City’s historic and governmental district of the Casco Antiguo.  

The Cinta Costera Viaduct is part of Cinta Costera Phase III, the third phase of a coastal beltway project designed to improve traffic flow through the city. The viaduct surrounds the World Heritage Site-Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá, as defined by the United Nations (UNESCO).  

TYLin’s design for the Cinta Costera Viaduct features a low-profile alignment that strategically avoids infringing upon the heritage site perimeter and minimizes visual impacts.  

Project Highlights: 

  • The roadway bridge comprises a concrete deck roadway span supported by eight 45-meter-long post-tensioned girders and carries a total of six lanes of traffic (three lanes in each direction).  
  • The pedestrian bridge consists of a concrete deck and is an independent bridge structure supported by two 45-meter-long post-tensioned girders.  
  • The pedestrian bridge has a lane each for pedestrians, bicycles, and landscaping.

Image credit: Rodrigo Guerrero Photography


Global Best Project Award (Roads/Highways), 2015
Engineering News-Record (ENR)