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  • Address: Bridge of the Americas, Panama City, Panama
  • Hours: Daily

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Bridge of the Americas Tours

The Bridge of the Americas spans the Panama Canal, which is perhaps the most important public works project in history. Made of steel and reinforced concrete, the bridge is 5,425 feet long, and at high tide, the clearance is 201 feet, under which ships crossing the canal must pass.

Twenty million U.S. dollars went into building the four-lane bridge, which replaced smaller ones and greatly increased road travel and capacity over the canal. It was inaugurated on Oct. 12, 1962, and allows the passage of cars, bikes and pedestrians.

The Bridge of the Americas was originally called the Thatcher Ferry Bridge, named after the ferry that used to operate on the canal before the span was built. Panama aptly renamed the bridge, since it not only connects the capital with the rest of Panama, but also unites Central and South America.

The bridge is not just useful, it’s beautiful. Seen from different angles, whether on a sunny or cloudy day, at sunset or when it is brightly lit at night, the Bridge of the Americas is a piece of world history worth the effort to see.

Practical Info

Taxis can be taken from Panama City to the bridge, which is just outside the city limits. 

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Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour, Colon, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

This shore excursion is a full day from the Colon (Cristobal) Cruise Port to explore Panama City and the canal. Enjoy exciting views from the viewing ...  Read more

Location: Colon, Panama
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $146.15
Fuerte Amador Shore Excursion: Private Full-Day Tour of Panama City and Canal, Panama City, Ports ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Fuerte Amador Shore Excursion: Private Full-Day Tour of Panama City and Canal

Visit one of the best cities of Central America, Panama City. With this 8-hour private tour, you'll enjoy the views from the platforms along the Panama Canal, ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.38
Half Day Small Group Tour of Panama City with Guide, Panama City, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Half Day Small Group Tour of Panama City with Guide

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a spectacular 4-hour guided tour with contrasting views of the skyline of the Modern City and Cinta Costera on the way to the Colonial City dated 1673 ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks, Panama City, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 142 Reviews

See the best of Panama City — from sea level to hilltop, canal to islands — on this full-day sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable local guide, who will regale ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction, Panama City, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Experience the feat of engineering that is the Panama Canal on a southbound tour that takes you through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks. You'll see the ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00
Parque Natural Metropolitano and Ancon Hill Tour from Panama City, Panama City, Day Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Parque Natural Metropolitano and Ancon Hill Tour from Panama City

Visit Parque Natural Metropolitano and Ancon Hill on a guided half-day tour from Panama City. The closest national park to Panama City, this tropical forest is ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $191.99
Taboga Island All Inclusive Day Tour, Panama City, Nature & Wildlife
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Taboga Island All Inclusive Day Tour

This is the best option for a beach day. You will enjoy one of the best ocean parties with an all-inclusive plan so that you and your guests don't need to ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,200.00

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