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Bridge of the Americas

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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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Bridge to See Panama

This is the only bridge you drive over leaving Panama City to tour the rest of the country. Other than the need to drive over it to get started on the Pan/American Highway, not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Carlsbad, California
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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's the best view of the canal. But you'll be forever getting across and back at rush hour. Just plan accordingly. If in Panama it is a must see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing impressive. Take a taxi and just cross the bridge on your way to different points in the city. Don't pay for trips or something.

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To those of us who were born here ages ago when the ferry provided cross-canal access to either side, the Bridge of the Americas was a godsend. No more waiting for that darn ferry that stopped running at 11pm. But, it is still just a bridge that you can not stop on to take pictures. The on-off ramps of bridge... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the only bridge you drive over leaving Panama City to tour the rest of the country. Other than the need to drive over it to get started on the Pan/American Highway, not worth a visit. Can't remember if there is a crosswalk but then again, I wouldn't recommend the walk.

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are lucky you will get to see a ginormous ship going underneath. If not you will think it looks like a run down bridge from anytown anywhere.

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Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than the fact that you are crossing continents there is nothing to see. Not only that, in order to be able to return you have to drive for miles to get to the nearest U turn opportunity.

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Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the ships lined up waiting to pass through is interesting. It's one of 2 bridges to get across the canal. Another bridge in Colon has just been started.

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Tavernier, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to go under the bridge on our partial transit to the Panama Canal. It is a old old bridge. Then as we left Panama City to drive North we had the chance to drive over it as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please do not go on rush hour, or you will be there forever. We went about 13hrs, (midday) and went across to the **mradpr** when you can take the photos and see the busy canal, the ports, and can see as far as the 2nd bridge. Your mental map of the site helps you to visually see in your mind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove through the bridge, with was quite the sight to see. Impressive bridge, if you have a chance take a taxi or Uber.

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