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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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Impressive bridge

It's an impressive bridge which gives you a good view of the entrance to the Panama Canal. One can also see the monument built to celebrate 150 years of Chinese people in Panama.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is currently the only way to drive out of Panama City to the west. When crossing, there are great views in both directions along the Panama Canal. This is a top photographed structure of the Pacific end of the Panama Canal.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a way to cross the Panama canal. Nice looking bridge but nothing amazing. Not really a attraction, just infrastructure.

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Trenton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Can be very busy, not in the best condition (road wise). Panama drivers are quite agressive, would not recommend renting a car for trip from airport unless your destination was very close. No English signs on highways.

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice view, after you pass the bridge to the right hand there is some place to see the landscapte and take some pictures. The bridge seems to be in very bad shape. Mans working fixing every week.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an impressive bridge which gives you a good view of the entrance to the Panama Canal. One can also see the monument built to celebrate 150 years of Chinese people in Panama.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled over this bridge and views are great. We also took a tour boat under and into the locks.

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Mijas, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A photo everybody takes when coming to Panama City is taken from this bridge. The view is somewhat stunning.

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see if you are a bridge freak. I was told they are going to be adding another level to the bridge for a Metro train line. There is a great distance to span the canal but even more from the water level to the car level.

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting bridge. Technically, this bridge actually connects North and South America! Very easy to spot this bridge if you go to Panama canal.

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Morris, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the bridge as well as the historical significance are very interesting for travelers visiting Panama City.

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