Panama City opt for under-canal tunnel rather than a bridge for metro expansion

    Santiago Morales
    By Santiago Morales

    I think they opted for the best option. A metro bridge would be ugly and more expensive. Just think of the height of the oil tankers and other ships passing through the Panama canal.

    A new metro line for Panama City will run through a tunnel bored beneath the interoceanic canal to reach western suburbs, rather than passing over the canal alongside a planned new bridge as was originally anticipated as part of a broader $4 billion infrastructure project, authorities said Thursday.