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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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A great view as you drive out of the city to some amazing adventures. Be sure not to pass up Anton Valley on your way out of town!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A great view as you drive out of the city to some amazing adventures. Be sure not to pass up Anton Valley on your way out of town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

You wouldn't think much of a bridge but this one is beautiful. Especially in the evening at sunset. Plus it really does connect the Americas.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is an interesting sight due to its significance as the bridge that approximately connects North America to South America. There's a nice view of it from the causeway. It's lit up at night on occasion but not sure when (no one could tell me either). Crossing the bridge on the pedestrian walkway would provide good views to the north... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You must drive over at night and look at the city and all around you. Don't let your driver look though - traffic can be very difficult at rush hours, +.

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

during our Trip to Panama we cross the bridge several times .. the Name says it all..it was called the Thatcher Ferry Bridge .Like the Panama canal it Saves time .

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Beautiful modern sight! You can also enjoy the view of the canal from it. Traffic moves rather fast through it, but you can still appreciate its beauty.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

no stopping permitted on bridge, but photo stop at west end of bridge provides excellent vantage of canal and bridge

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We crossed over this bridge on our way back to Panama City from Santiago. Did what I could from the car, but hard to get good shots from a moving vehicle. Would like to somehow stop next time before the bend to get side views of it.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Bridge of the Americas on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal is iconic. The first bridge to connect North/Central America and South America. Beautiful, especially so when the sun is setting and you sail under it.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

One might wonder why someone would be excited about a bridge - but the Bridge of the Americas is special. It was finished in 1962 and was the only non-swinging bridge connecting North and South America until the Centennial Bridge was built in 2004. It's a very handsome bridge - and I suspect even more so from the deck of... More 

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