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Bridge of the Americas

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #23 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Owner description: Spanning the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, this...
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Boquete, Panama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The good! Great views of the Canal and Causeway but no place to stop. You can cruise down the causeway and take pictures by the TGIF restaurant which is closest to the bridge and watch the monster ships pass by! Hopefully there will be lots of stop and go traffic on the bridge so you can have lots of viewing... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We took a tour from our cruise ship and were fortunate to travel over the bridge in a bus. We got spectacular views of the canal. The traffic was very heavy and since we stopped often, we got some long looks. If you can't take a bus then I would suggest taking a taxi. From the looks of the all... More 

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canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I would have liked to take a picture on the bridge but that was not possible. A must in Panama city.

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Panama City, Panama
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The bridge is necessary to reach the beach areas and other beautiful parts of Panama. However, there are many potholes, the traffic can be bumper to bumper at the end of the day going away from the city and bumper to bumper coming into the city in the morning.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

when headed away from Panama City it is cool to drive over this and look down over the Canal and out to the ocean. there is a great spot to pull over when heading away from Panama City on the right just after the bridge. Guy selling souvenirs and nice spot to take some pics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I sailed under the bridge when I was a British merchant seamen on my way home from a round the world trip on the northern star shaw Saville line calling at Las palmas Cape Town Durban Fremantle ( Perth ) Melbourne Sydney / Australia. Wellington . Rarotonga Tahiti Fiji Acapulco transit canal 1 night Panama City Curaçao. Southampton . I... More 

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Aurora
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32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We viewed it from our hotel and then drove across it. It does have an interesting design. It is being worked on at this time so maybe down to road it will look nicer. To bad it does not have a pedestrian walk as picture taking would be great.

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Whitby, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Bridge of the Americas is a historic bridge build over the canal. A lovely drive if you have the time. Best to have a driver anywhere in Panama City. The streets are a maze and hard to unravel.

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David, Panama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Since I saw a picture of the Bridge of the Americas, I have always wanted to cross it.to some it may just be a Bridge but to me it was proof I'm in Panamá. It is the Bridge that holds Central America and South America together, sort of. But I Love Panamá.

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Sarnia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed at a nearby hotel and watched the sun set through the bridge for 4 nights!! Also interesting to see the different ships that pass under the bridge, through the Canal.

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