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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 5 days ago

Always a traffic jam on this bridge, esp. on weekends. The view (if you aren't driving) is great and you can see all the way to Miraflores. The bridge also looks good from a distance (scenic view), but driving over it can be a pain...More

Thank Frank E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having been driven across the Bridge of the Americas was a wonderful experience. The view was beautiful and the trip across the Bridge from Panama City leads into the interior where travelers can access excellent all-inclusive resorts such as DeCameron.

Thank R M E
Reviewed 6 days ago

We traversed this bridge many times from our hotel on the cove to the city. Very high and mighty, overlooking the Panama Canal. The height, so large ships can pass under through the Pacific Ocean.

Thank MontrealSunlovers
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful view of Panama Harbour and Canal entrance but to be avoided during peak hours, due to heavy traffic.

Thank Clamic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful bridge but often packed with cars. It sounds like various options are being explored to alleviate the traffic jams--including restricting traffic to be AWAY from Panama City during certain days and certain hours. Nicer to be on a boat and pass under the bridge!

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bridge of the Americas is the only bridge over the Panama Canal which is a part of the Panamerican Highway. The Panamerican Highway is the only highway which travels the East-to-West length of Panama. From the frontera (border) with Costa Rica the highway leads...More

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Famous bridge. Super traffic jam in morning and evening. On Sunday afternoon you cannot enter to city way.

Thank tandm0724
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful bridge that passes over to Pacific. During 5pm rush hour traffic you can only use it to leave the city.

Thank chinokeith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pretty much just another bridge except that, in October 1989, the United States could have contributed to the success of an anti-Noriega coup by holding off pro-Noriega reinforcements and failed to do so.

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bridge of the Americas was our first viewing platform of the canal as we crossed from the city to the west coast of the canal where our resort was located (Dreams). It is a beautiful bridge that offers views from either side, which is...More

Thank Kara S
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