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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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its a beautiful view on a nice day. Go by car and if you want stop at the Chinese monument on the other side of the bridge to get a few nice pics.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...I am told, it connects North to South. Worth crossing, looking at the Canal, and worth a cycle round if you have one, they’ve got a lane reserved just for you!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

Nice photo op of this bridge that connects the North and South American continents. Five minutes and a few pics. Easy 5-minute ride from the city center between 10am-4pm, do not visit during rush hours!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TicoLee
Reviewed September 3, 2019

The "Puente de las Americas" was built to connect Panama's East and West over the Panama Canal. Built in 1914 by the Army Core of Engineers. An excellent view of the Port of Balboa, Amador and passing ships.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Eddie M
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Not much to review. It is really tall to allow the ship trafficking and replaces a swing bridge, i believe.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

It’s a very nice bridge. Thankfully my car stayed in it and did not fall to the canal or bay below me. I prefer bridges that keep me and my car dry. You should too. I was happy that while staying dry I could see...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Not much to really say about a bridge. It does has historical value. Connects north to south Panama City.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank r8humiston
Reviewed July 9, 2019

Excellent landmark, can take pictures from amador or ocean cruise. Smooth travel during off time, but heavy traffic during peak time.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

Been crossing this bride since I was stationed here as a soldier back in 1974 . It sapos the Canal and offers a great view

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank molamark
Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

We crossed the bridge on our way to our other hotel for the second leg of the trip. It’s quite impressive even just to be on and look out onto the Pacific Ocean. There is nothing on the other side like unless you’re traveling in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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