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Bridge of the Americas

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Address: Balboa, Panama City, Panama
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Spanning the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, this 5,007-foot-long...

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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Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction
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Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks
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Panama Canal Transit Tour

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Good photo opportunity

A photo everybody takes when coming to Panama City is taken from this bridge. The view is somewhat stunning.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Mijas, Spain
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NEW jERSEY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We traveled over this bridge and views are great. We also took a tour boat under and into the locks.

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Mijas, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A photo everybody takes when coming to Panama City is taken from this bridge. The view is somewhat stunning.

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see if you are a bridge freak. I was told they are going to be adding another level to the bridge for a Metro train line. There is a great distance to span the canal but even more from the water level to the car level.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting bridge. Technically, this bridge actually connects North and South America! Very easy to spot this bridge if you go to Panama canal.

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Morris, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the bridge as well as the historical significance are very interesting for travelers visiting Panama City.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bridge marks the entrance to the canal. You can see you walking down the causeway and take a photo. Hardly requires anymore looks than this.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took part of our trip over to Playa Blanco so you have to cross the bridge which passes over the Panama Canal in Panama City. Toward the Pacific you see all the ships waiting to transit and toward the Canal you can see ships approaching the Miraflores Locks.

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Panama City, Panama
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What choice do you have?? Always lane closures and construction. No center barriers. Can't see much if you are driving and behind the terribly maintained vehicles of Panama. The best part is it's a short ride.

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passing over the entrance to the Panama Canal, this impressive structure is worth a look. More impressive going over the bridge and viewing the canal.

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Minneapolis MN USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went under it on our cruise ship. It is very imposing and exciting to see from the water. Lots of photos were taken.

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