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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 3 days ago

You stand on a piece of history - long ago forgotten by everyone, since it's not taught in school, but, once you get there and SEE it, it's pretty humbling. Views of downtown Panama City, and the canal. to KNOW that you're on a hwy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Original bridge over the Canal. Recently repainted, but needs closing for restoration and rehabilitation. Traffic is insane. Don't think about trying to cross on foot or something having less than a 125 cc motor. Truly is dangerous for pedestrian or pedal traffic. Take a photo...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a structure I first saw in 1971 when I was stationed at Howard AFB. The Canal Zone college was located right under the bridge in a structure that once housed the bridge construction workers. It’s original name was the “Thacher Ferry Bridge” but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bridge crosses the Panama Canal at it's opening to the Pacific Ocean. It is high enough to allow shipping that passes through the canal to pass underneath. When crossing towards Panama City you get a great view of Amador, the Biodiversity Museum and any...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ecmenendez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very beautiful bridge. Unfortunately, there is always a traffic jam, so you can not stop on the bridge itself.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Miky1704
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful view of the waterway leading to the Panama canal locks...very crowded with traffic from both directions at certain times of the day (morning and evening rush hours)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YkrsNative
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crossing the spectacular Bridge of the Americas at the Pacific, we again admired the truly awesome Panama Canal.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AlliecatOOB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sailed under this bridge on our Northerly crossing (Pacific to Caribbean). Beautiful bridge. It is the first sight you see when you begin the Panama Canal crossing on the Pacific side.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A not too slow ride over the bridge during locking hours will offer a real good impression. Your visit should be supplemented with a view on the bridge from the biodiversity museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gandalf0801
Reviewed 13 January 2019

It has a beginning & an end. You can drive over it and it doesn't collapse. It's a bridge, no more or less beautiful than other bridges you've cross in your lifetime. No need to visit it unless you have to drive on it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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