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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.
Balboa, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A not too slow ride over the bridge during locking hours will offer a real good impression. Your visit should be supplemented with a view on the bridge from the biodiversity museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gandalf0801
Reviewed 3 days ago

It has a beginning & an end. You can drive over it and it doesn't collapse. It's a bridge, no more or less beautiful than other bridges you've cross in your lifetime. No need to visit it unless you have to drive on it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank damg
Reviewed 4 days ago

The sheer size of the bridge is really something. You can see it from quite a distance, even from the Old Town.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the first Bridge built across the canal but it is still impressive. It provides a route to drive from north to South America.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BillY791
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge of The America's is a great span. It is fun to watch from a cruise ship. They are also building one at Cristonbol on Atlantic side.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing bridge! We drove over it a few times while travelling back and forth from the city to the beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Citizens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went under the bridge on a ferry, and our tour guide was very good at giving us information. they may build a new bridge soon!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wanda m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the two bridges we passed beneath during our cruise through the Panama Canal. After passing under this one, you are in the Pacific Ocean with great views of Panama City.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Along the Panama Canal if travelling by ship you encounter the bridge. Looks magnificent from the water and is similar to others around the world.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Iandav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This seemed cool to pass over as we were checking out everything else and I understand significance of connecting the continents but not sure I'd go here "just to go"

Date of experience: November 2018
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Fredericton, Canada
Directions to Allbrook mall (Los Pueblos) (4 Replies)
I am so enjoying this forum and find reading all the posts so helpful (and often humourous!). We are currently enjoying our first visit to Panama , having just arrived on the weekend. We have a rental car and are currently staying on the Pacific Coast near San Carlos and as recommended on TA, plan to use the Allbrook mall as a place to park then cab it into PC. However, despite pouring over maps, even those links offered here in other posts, I can't find good directions to get to the...More
January 28, 2009|
Response fromrogelin|
yeah, well the Bridge of the Americas is the more straitforward way to reach Albrook, however there is work being done at the bridge and you dont know which days is open or closed so I will give you directions both ways. BRIDGE OF THE AMERICAS. after going over the bridge, stay on the same road. After the third traffic light (Mercado de abastos) you will go under an overpass for corredor norte. you have to go under this bridge and work your way to the leftmost lane as you loop around (you...More
Delia o
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Family of 3 with a 7 year old boy :) So we spent 3 days in panama because on our 4th day we headed to the Dominican republic well on those 3 days this is what we did on our first day we arrived early 10am and checked in golden tower hotel e and we got ready to go explor the city walked down cinta costera and ate at the hard rock cafe with a great view and enjoyed our hotel pool and next day we did the panama canal which was amazing and it was a tour so after panama canal ,we went to casco...More
April 13, 2018|
Response fromjordansbulls|
Thanks for sharing!!
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Bridge crossing (2 Replies)
Staying at Country Inn near Bridge of the Americas. Are we able to walk on/over that bridge or is it only for vehicles? Thanks
February 12, 2016|
Response fromgb_williams|
That is vehicle traffic only ... and the lanes are very narrow.