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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The bridge takes you across a section of the Panama Canal. Due to Security fencing and bridge construction, it was difficult yo take pictures from a moving vehicle. The view was okay and you could see a good ways from the bridge.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Juango1952
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a neat bridge. When it is high traffic they will switch a lane to have extra lanes going in the direction that the high traffic is going in.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melcarp1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the pan American highway. Spanning the Panama Canal. Visible from the Pacific Ocean outside Panama City harbor. Connection between North and South America. Pretty impressive.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a beautiful view on a nice day. Go by car and if you want stop at the Chinese monument on the other side of the bridge to get a few nice pics.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank simonsays593
Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

...I am told, it connects North to South. Worth crossing, looking at the Canal, and worth a cycle round if you have one, they’ve got a lane reserved just for you!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank thedarksocrates
Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

Nice photo op of this bridge that connects the North and South American continents. Five minutes and a few pics. Easy 5-minute ride from the city center between 10am-4pm, do not visit during rush hours!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TicoLee
Reviewed 4 September 2019

The "Puente de las Americas" was built to connect Panama's East and West over the Panama Canal. Built in 1914 by the Army Core of Engineers. An excellent view of the Port of Balboa, Amador and passing ships.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Eddie M
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Not much to review. It is really tall to allow the ship trafficking and replaces a swing bridge, i believe.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mayornancy
Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

It’s a very nice bridge. Thankfully my car stayed in it and did not fall to the canal or bay below me. I prefer bridges that keep me and my car dry. You should too. I was happy that while staying dry I could see...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sambieni
Reviewed 21 July 2019

Not much to really say about a bridge. It does has historical value. Connects north to south Panama City.

Date of experience: July 2019
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