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Bridge of the Americas

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #23 of 57 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is just a famous old bridge. We just crossed it, enjoyed the view from the stop area after the cross (a Chinese pagoda and monument), took some pictures and returned before the traffic got too hectic. Repairs are underway.

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

There are 2 bridges going/coming into Panama city. The bridges of the Americas is probably the one you will take to explore other parts of the country. Its a big bridge old and lovely views but dont take your eyes of the roads as in Panama people dont stay in their lanes !!

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Don't drive in Panama City during rush hour, also, all arteries leaving the city. The nice point is you get a long, slow look at the Bridge of the Americas because you're moving at 2 miles per hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This bridge is quite a sight as you cross over it and look at it from afar. This bridge is the separating two coastlines. It's history is interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A pretty old bridge but fun to travel over and ponder the historic nature of it. Worth the trip in a cab.

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