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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 2 days ago

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.

Thank Linda A
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank william s
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining when we sailed under the huge bridge that carries 55,000 vehicles every day between North and South America. Sheets of water poured off it onto our Island Princess balcony while two crocodiles swam past. Incredible "Wow" moment! Such an important bridge.

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Americas bridge , not so young but still attractive because its location. Beware the heavy traffic some hours. It is better to contemplate it from the Chinese' viewpoint as on the bridge it is impossible to stop.

Thank Abuelsa
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 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 15 April 2018

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

Thank aileenaap
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

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 2 April 2018

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 2 April 2018

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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