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Address: Balboa, Panama City, Panama
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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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It was nice to see it- filled me with wonder as to what mankind has achieved. Connecting two continents! whoa- how many other bridges can boast the same? - Take a pic with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We crossed this bridge every day to and from our resort. Since I was driving I couldn't take in the scenery, but my wife liked seeing the plesure boats and ships staging for the canal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was nice to see it- filled me with wonder as to what mankind has achieved. Connecting two continents! whoa- how many other bridges can boast the same? - Take a pic with the bridge in the background or drive on it.. we didnt drive so cant really comment but maybe someday we will.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bridge of the Americas was completed about 1962 by the US Government to support the infrastructure of both Panama and the Canal Zone. With more and more development taking place in Panama, the bottleneck was crossing the canal. Prior to the bridge, all traffic going to the interior of Panama had to take a ferry or cross in the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After walking along the boardwalk, this site could be seen the whole while I was shopping for souvenirs. Lots of locals selling tribal things and local what nots...a nice souvenir shopping spot as well as a great spot at the end of the walk to get this photo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love bridges, big and small. They bring unpassable land together. I would love to drive over this bridge since I cruised underneath it!!! Well done-worth a look and a photo or 10!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience to see the bridge connecting the Americas. Can get back up at certain times of the day but that seems to be Panama City traffic most of the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like the staff who gave us all information about the trip. They were very knowledgeable about the topic. The boat had good food and drinks, restrooms, and a place to sit while we are enjoying the view!

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Thank Veronica D
Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice views! Great construction. Need a little maintenance Sunset here are just amaizing Great restaurants around Traffic is a little

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's absurd that another bridge is not under construction! There's NO WAY to cross the bridge in less than 30min, unless it's walking... and it's independent of the time. Repairs happen at night, so not even at that time you can cross easily...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a solo traveler in search of wondrous natural and man made sights. I was not disappointed coming to this bridge that allows vehicles to access a part of the canal otherwise uninhabited. This bridge travels across incredibly deep ocean water and even when the tide recedes, cargo ships pass almost close enough to touch! Please add this trip... More 

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