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Address: Panama City, Panama
Description: 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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nice stop for photos

beautiful engineering of the bridge. monument to the chinese people at the one end of the bridge offers great views of the start (or end) of the canal and views of the bay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Brantford,ON
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Brantford,ON
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

beautiful engineering of the bridge. monument to the chinese people at the one end of the bridge offers great views of the start (or end) of the canal and views of the bay leading into the ocean. Several vendors sell their wares around the monument and if you haven't purchase a wide brim hat yet, you can get one here

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

An amazing journey on the way to experiencing the canal locks. Beautiful and a delightful experience.

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Cleveland, OH & El Cangrjeo, Panama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

As I understand it, it was designed/built back in the early 1900s as the only bridge on the Pacific side & over the Canal. It's under frequent (constant?) maintenance & perhaps they will - someday - replace it? Still, it is high over the Canal & give a clear view of many of the port activities on that side of... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It is really an amazing bridge and for us the beginn from an adventure fully trip to panama. Have a look on ourstepinto.com. We didn't walk over the bridge but we drove over the bridge many times

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Heredia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

To pay the visit, one must really visit the lookout place on the west side, that for some reason I don't know or rather haven't yet bothered to inquire, it's been kind of taken over by the Chinese, worth some pictures! Also nice to see and capture from the Amador Ave on the Causeway...

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The significance to me was two fold. It spans the Canal but also is a gateway that leads from South America to North America. Part of a contiguous road of over 4,000 miles.

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piacenza
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Its one of the most important bridges in the world but I would not consider it a tourist attraction at all.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This bridge can be seen from most places around Panama. It is a beautiful landmark. we did not cross the bridge itself, there was too much traffic.

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Panama
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Travelling to the city for the past couple of years was a bit of a hastle with the painting of the bridge. Now it seems the work has finally ended. Hurrah!

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Key West, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The age of this bridge is starting to show, the roadway is in need of repair. However, you can appreciate the structure from a side view an if you go to the interior you will probably drive over this bridge.

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