Monday, October 1, 2007

The Centenenary bridge

Location : Peru Coast - 16 13 S, 077 46 W

I think we did look at the Bridge of the Americas a few days back. That was the only bridge connecting the two continents for a long time. And the last time I had crossed the Panama Canal in 1999, the bridge was still the only connection. So this time
when I happened to come across this huge bridge in the way, it was a surprise to say the least.

This bridge is called the Centenary bridge as it was made to commemorate 100 years of the Panama Republic in 2003.

It is a nice bridge, but anyone who has seen the previous picture of the Bridge of the Americas will agree with me that this bridge simply lacks any character. They could have come up with something more beautiful.

The BA chart still shows the bridge under construction, but the traffic on it & the pilot assures me that the bridge has been in operation for some time now.

1 comment:

Gulfmann Stamps Collection said...

Nice to see some more images during
your worldwide long journey.