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Address: Balboa, Panama City, Panama

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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Bridge of Americas

Bridge of Americas is a popular, often traffic jammed, bridge that spans the Pacific entrance to the panama Canal. You may be able to tell by the name that America built the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michele O
Clifton, New Jersey
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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bridge of the Americas is a 6-lane bridge that crosses over the Pacific side of the Panama Canal and allows cars to pass from Panama City into the Interior via the Pan-American Highway. There is no place to stop your car along the Bridge and this Bridge is one of 2 bridges that connect the North and South American... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to see or experience , but just drive over attraction. We took photos in several locations. It's a pretty sight, not much excitement in crossing though .

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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bridge of Americas is a popular, often traffic jammed, bridge that spans the Pacific entrance to the panama Canal. You may be able to tell by the name that America built the bridge to enable greater traffic flow to the canal. It was the first such bridge in Panama. Offers great views in transit.

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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

There is nothing to share, it's just the feeling when you cross the only bridge that connects South and North Americas.

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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely view while crossing this bridge. You can see the ships waiting their turn for canal. A very busy and interesting view.

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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It was cool to drive from one side of Panama to the other. You MUST have a GPS here, Hertz didn't give us one and said to use Waze but it didn't work well and half the streets aren't marked. The drive was beautiful though.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

If you want to go to North America and South America then this is a cool bridge. Great view of the canal too!

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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Indeed it is just a bridge with lots of traffic during rush hour. We just enjoyed the view of the canal, Ancon, and the ships rather than focus on the traffic. Let the Uber driver maneuver the traffic. You will see street vendors selling all kind of things in the middle of the street during rush hour. Our resort was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This bridge is the beginning of the Pan American highway. It is very impressive. It goes over the canal entrance

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Sandnes, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Part of my trip to the old town, or rather a small detour, but it was nice to see. Also had a Chinese monument there,

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