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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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For those interested in Canals this bridge will give a good view across to the canal.It was commissioned around 1958/9 and first used in 1962. Previously there had only been swing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Likely good enough to just take a picture of this from a distance. Not sure there's any value in visiting the actual bridge, except of course to cross over it.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For those interested in Canals this bridge will give a good view across to the canal.It was commissioned around 1958/9 and first used in 1962. Previously there had only been swing bridges/ ferries to cross the canal. With the advent of more cars and more boat traffic ,the crossings became bottlenecks. This bridge certainly helped to alleviate those problems.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You would not think that a bridge would be much. But this is a cool bridge and has a huge impact on trade from both sides. I could see driving cross country just for a little visit. Mostly for the north side of the bridge.

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Texada Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge is famous because of the location of a land connection across the Panama Canal and the continents. It is a significance bridge, no doubt, but as far as rating it as an 'attraction' that one would go out their way to view? We viewed from underneath on a cruise ship. A bonus as part of the whol Panama... More 

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Piracicaba, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must go there by car. The driver could reduce his velocity to see the both sides of the bridge, the ocean, the canal and the boats if it is possible. Prefer sunny days to visit the bridge.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bridge of the Americas crosses the Pacific approach to the Panama Canal at Balboa, near Panama City. It was completed in 1962, at a cost of $20 million US dollars. At that time, it was the only non-swinging bridge and was designed by Sverdrup & Parcel. The Bridge of the Americas was a key part of the Pan-American Highway.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

too narrow needs more lines always traffic jams getting in and out of the city specially at commute times

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst we waited to enter The Canal we enjoyed the size & majestic outlook of The Bridge of the Americas. It was a long way up & looked very busy as traffic kept crossing seemingly oblivious to us mere minnows down be.ow awaiting our turn to enter the magnificent Canal. Again photos were the order of the day.

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NIAGARA PARK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used this back in 2015 and found it worked really well. We are travelling to London again this August but have chosen not to buy the pass as most of the attractions we wish to see are either free, such as the RAF Museum, or cheap, such as the Wellington Arch. If you wish to visit the more expensive... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bridge of the Americas is a 6-lane bridge that crosses over the Pacific side of the Panama Canal and allows cars to pass from Panama City into the Interior via the Pan-American Highway. There is no place to stop your car along the Bridge and this Bridge is one of 2 bridges that connect the North and South American... More 

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