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Bridge of the Americas

Balboa, Panama City, Panama
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Spanning the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, this 5,007-foot-long arch bridge connects both North and South America and serves as an important part of the InterAmerican Highway.
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Balboa, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once you are in a lane headed for the bridge you are going over the bridge and it will be a while before you can turn around.

Thank AdventureTx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have passed under the bridge about 50 times when transiting the canal. On southbound passing we have had Pacific auead of us and northbound it has been the start of a hard transit day.

Thank Frode U
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Rent a car to drive around is a good idea, specially goto the 3 linked island where the yacht club is, to watch sunset of panama. The bridge is on the opening of the Panama Canal it’s the route to Biomuseo and the Bay Area.

Thank williamhtam
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

There are many different bike shops to rent for $4 an hour! A great way to spend the early morning around the bridge. Plenty of vendors to grab a coffee and enjoy the area.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Great photos as I passed under it during my whole Panama canal tour. History is interesting - our tour guide on the boat told us about it.

Thank a-wt-p
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We had to drive over it to get to our resort every day, what can u say, it's a bridge. Traffic wasnt to bad going over it, for a tourist spot, save your time.

Thank devill1183
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

During our tour of Panama with Caravan Tours, we had the opportunity to both go over and go under the Bridge of the Americas, which spans the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal and connects North and South America.

Thank Fred M
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We went under this impressive bridge at the Pacific end of the Panama canal, just before the Pedro Miguel Locks. It is a huge, imposing structure and I was very pleased to have seen it.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Went under while transiting the canal in a boat on a Saturday and rode over in a tour van 7 days later. There is a viewing stop on the other side for parking and buying souvenirs. The viewing area was constructed to honor the Chinese...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

There’s something architecturally stunning about this bridge. It stands sentinel at the Pacific Ocean end of the Panama Canal. Essentially, it’s a road bridge which links two continents-North and South America. Yet, from the canal it appears so fine and delicate, like a will o’...More

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