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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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very pretty

I didn't walk on it and don't even know if you can but it's visible from most places in Panama. A very cool place to see the bridge as well as the other bridge is at Anacon Point.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I didn't walk on it and don't even know if you can but it's visible from most places in Panama. A very cool place to see the bridge as well as the other bridge is at Anacon Point.

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

One has to cross the bridge and see the entrance to the canal and the new locks being built on the other side, you can also just take a peek at the new bridge too!

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

it's a bridge not sure how to rate it. I will tell you you can see a lot of the canal from it. I guess it's cool to say you have crossed it so you should if you are there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We drove over this bridge once. You get good views of the canal when crossing it. It's a nice bridge, a good landmark.

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have been across the Bridge of the Americas a few times in the last few years. It is showing its age, and I hope they are doing all required maintenance to counter the salt air working on the steel. It is a neat thought that this bridge does actually join North and South America since the opening of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went over the bridge twice during our time in Panama. This thing is way up in the air so keep your camera ready. The views go on for a long way both up the canal and out to see where the ships are lining up to traverse the canal. There is a chain link fence along both side though... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Seeing the bridge, crossing over to the other side, and viewing the monument to the Chinese workers is all part of the canal experience.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice to see and cross. Great views down thcanal with nice apartments for sale close by. Souvenirs can be purchased from street sellers.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The bridge ober the Panama Canal is very impressive, especially knowing that it was built so many years ago, but allows the ships to pass seamlessly

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We love the bridge and we parked and went to get some pictures and then an army officer told us we couldn't walk on the bridge. That was sad, we wanted to cross on foot but he wouldn't let us. At least we got several pictures before he got there. It is a nice view from the bridge and the... More 

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