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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An impressive bridge. Made by the Americans. And goes over the Panama channel. On the side of Panama city Atlantic side. He is also part of the Pan-American Highway

Thank Victor H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing over this bridge gives one a sense of history. Seeing all the ships and luxury yachts waiting for their turn to enter the fist Miraflores Lock (over 100 years old!) is awesome. Then knowing you're actually passing from one continent to the next, just...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a bridge -- lovely design -- but the new PanaMax ships won't fit under it. Going to have to make some changes. Not worth a special trip to see this, but you have to pass under it to enter or exit the locks, so...More

Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We admired this fascinating bridge while we crossed the Panama Canal by accident (we didn't turn left in time for the Biomuseum). I have to say the bridge looks more elegant if you on the bridge.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bridge of the Americas was built in the 1950's and was the first bridge to be built over the canal and is the main way to travel from Panama City to the interior on the Pan-American Highway.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive structure. But be aware that this is a highly congested area and at certain times of the day traffic is limited to one lane in or out of the city and wait times can be very long. It is worth the view so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I traveled over this bridge seven or eight times during my trip. It gives a very good overview of the entrance to the Panama canal on the Pacific side. However, at rush hour the roads leading to it are very crowded. so, avoid then and...More

Thank BuckeyeDDS
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed under this bridge on NCL's Norwegian Star when we transited the Panama Canal when tavelling from Miami to Los Angeles. A really nice construction and the traffic was really high.. This bridge switches to 3 lanes one way and one the other in...More

Thank George B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed right below the bridge and had a great time watching all the ship go under the bridge . great time

Thank jhowie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I arrived from the west, it gave me all the expectations of its counterpart in San Francisco and I wasn't disappointed, A thrilling ride on what unites two continents.

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