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Address: Panama City, Panama
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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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Nice view, but cars can't stop

I rode across it in both directions in a cab. It was nice to see the water below. In one direction are the locks and ultimately the Caribbean. In the other direction is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
RandyKasal
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I rode across it in both directions in a cab. It was nice to see the water below. In one direction are the locks and ultimately the Caribbean. In the other direction is the Pacific Ocean. The bridge is rather high so the huge ocean going ships can pass underneath. The best time with the bridge is to stop on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We got a taxi, our driver was very good and took us over the bridge and back again. Completed in 2007 the bridge offers good views of the canal which flows through one of the deepest cuttings. A pleasant way to spend a morning.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Panama City the Bridge of Americas toward the interior or to the city has been the main major bridge of Panama since many years ago. Panama has been a great place to live. Highly recommended

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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177 reviews 177 reviews
56 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Traveling from East to West, you eventually cross under the Bridge of the Americas...the connection point of North and South America. What an amazing sight approaching and then transiting under.

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Moore, Oklahoma
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We took a Carnival sponsored tour that took us through the Panama Canal from Colon to Panama City on March 8, 2015. Traveling underneath the bridge was an amazing experience and the photos are quite a sight. The canal, along with the other structures such as the Bridge of the Americas really makes one marvel at what a feat it... More 

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a unique bridge crossing over the Panama canal. It was constructed in 1959. It does need some more road maintenance, but it is difficult to accomplish with the amount of traffic using it. There are plans for another bridge in the area, so hopefully one day it will be restored. As stated in another review, there is a... More 

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Brantford,ON
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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

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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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We drove on Bridge of the Americas on a tour bus. Many opportunities for quick photos of the city, from parks to ships to skyscrapers and more.

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