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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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Nice view

You will see this bridge from different sides of the city. Take a picture each time until you can see which side is better.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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White Salmon, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bridge is a lot like me. Been around a while and seen plenty of water under it! Not that it is washed up and ready for the scrap pile. Just needs a major overhaul, repainting and paving.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We crossed this bridge to get from the airport to the hotel. W crossed it again for tours. Great bridge with a lot to see around it.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove through and was very exited and a thrill all the time lots more traffic than the past times i was here but very nice to doit again and again

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David, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge looks very worn out but I do see they had been working on it up until last year. I wonder if they are going to start again as this bridge is only getting older. It is a sight to see though and the most prominent landmark of Panama City.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will see this bridge from different sides of the city. Take a picture each time until you can see which side is better.

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Thank SaraiMelendez
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is 1 of 3 bridges across the canal. It is closest to Panama City. Watch for signs when construction is going to occur and then don't try to cross it. It will add several hours to your trip.

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Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a boat tour , and the tour guide told us about all the history of the bridge and the people who built the bridge.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bridge of the Americas offers a spectacular view of the pacific entrance to the Panama Canal while traveling from Balboa to Panama City.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found nothing special about this bridge. The only note of import would merely be symbolic. I was driving when I crossed so the only thing I noticed was the fairly good view.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bridge of the Americas is a massive structure, visible from miles around. Passing under it as part of the Panama Canal Transit experience is just one of the many once in a lifetime experiences the transit cruise provides.

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