Acrow supplies 61 bridges to Panama for rural infrastructure development

By Emily Bader
Parsippany | Apr 9, 2019 at 7:10 am

Acrow Bridge, a Parsippany-based bridge engineering and supply company, announced that in 2018, it provided Panama’s Ministry of Public Works with 61 modular steel bridges to enhance the country’s rural infrastructure.

Acrow, which also provided training on assembly and installation of the bridges, said that about half of them have already been installed. The remaining bridges will be in service by the end of the year, Acrow said.

The bridges will be used in rural regions of Panama to form new crossings and replace old structures.

“Bridging is an important infrastructure need in Panama, particularly for the integration of often remote rural communities into the broader domestic and regional economy,” Paul Sullivan, senior vice president, international, Acrow. “This important project demonstrates Acrow’s expertise and commitment to providing high-quality bridge infrastructure solutions with a special focus on the training of local Panamanian engineers and technicians.”

“Prefabricated modular steel bridging such as that manufactured by Acrow is an ideal solution for large-scale transportation infrastructure development projects, whether the projects are located in dense urban cities or in isolated rural regions,” Acrow CEO Bill Killeen said. “It is an immense privilege and pleasure to have worked with Panama’s Ministry of Public Works in support of the people of Panama through the design and supply of permanent robust Acrow bridges from our factory in the United States.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader