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Bridge of the Americas

Balboa, Panama City, Panama
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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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Balboa, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice view and if you are in technical things like me a must see, though not everybody will probably feel this way when they look at "yet another bridge".

Thank MarcelvdB
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the bridge, there is an awesome view of the ships, other water craft, city, and landscape that you get no where else. I wish I could have spent more time on the bridge.

Thank Cherrylogwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bridge of the Americas connects North America to South America and vice versa. Hundreds of thousands of cars and trucks use this bridge every day for import/export of various goods/cars/food. It was built by the USA.

Thank B N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems like we crossed this bridge 20 times on excursions, sometimes quickly, other times took a while due to rush hour. When going on tours, definitely ask about traffic if you don't want to spend valuable vacations hours in the car.

Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful example of bridge architecture, this lovely span is a delight to the eyes and is, of course, very useful to boot!

Thank AtlanticTyger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This great looking bridge spanning the north and south continents of America Looks exactly like the Auckland Harbour bridge in New Zealand. We went across it under it and over it. Traffic was slow, be prepared.

Thank Martyn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best places to get some nice shots. Try to go on the sunset, you can get amazing pictures from the bridge and nearby.

Thank jcmartinez777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an iconic bridge but hard to look much at is while you're driving...it's narrow and crowded with cars and trucks...lol. It's beautiful to see as a huge transport ship goes under it and interesting to look up at while on a tour boat. There...More

Thank mdfloyd322
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your daily routine includes crossing this bridge, then you should plan for traffic. It was almost always stand-still on this bridge. It is pretty enough, and right at the entrance to the canal, but always an unpleasant experience crossing...just sayin.

Thank djordan777
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The bridge is best appreciated from a far. However, at the end there is a little memorial that goes into some detail of when the Japanese people settled in panama. It's a pretty little area to stop, get out of the car, take a picture,...More

Thank mcochrun
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