Line 3 of the Panama Metro starts load test of piles
Line 3 of the Panama Metro has an extension of 24.5 kilometers and in its first stage will have 14 stations for about 160 thousand passengers.
The first of four pile load tests that will be carried out to verify the capacity of the ground or rock that will support the piles of Line 3, began this Thursday, according to the Metro de Panamá SA
These are tests that are carried out in a previous phase on piles built solely for the test, and are carried out until the pile sinks.
The Panama Metro explained that after the geotechnical campaign, which includes soil studies, the test areas were chosen.
When these work phases are completed, the details of the piles are designed, and subsequently their construction. The execution of the piles is expected to begin in October.
The execution of the piles are part of the foundations of the monorail viaduct, and in total there will be 3,186 piles between the viaduct, stations, courtyards and workshops.
The Line 3 of the Metro has an area of 24.5 kilometers from the station Albrook to the Future City and, in its first stage have 14 stations and includes approximately 160 thousand passenger demand.