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Panoramic view of the bridges las Americas in the Panama Canal

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  • Panama City
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Martín

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About the tour

The bridge of the Americas is a bridge for wheeled vehicles located in Panama that crosses the Panama Canal, at the height of its entrance to the Pacific, and that connects the towns of Balboa (in the city of Panama) to the Northeast, and the district of Arraiján by the Southwest. It was inaugurated on October 12, 1962, and occupies the same location as the ferry it replaced.The United States authorities tried to call it Thatcher Ferry Bridge, but the Legislative Assembly of Panama determined the name "Bridge of the Americas", made official by resolution of October 2, 1962, because, not only was it a bridge that linked by land the capital of Panama with the interior of the country, but it is a road that connects the continental masses of North America and Central America with South America, separated by the Panama Canal.The bridge has a modillon arch design, with 1654 m long. The weight of the steel structure is 16 975 tons. With a height at its highest point of 117 meters above average sea level. The maximum free height below the main section is 61.3 m at high tide. It was built between 1958 and 1962 by the United States, with a cost estimated by the United States of 20 million dollars.From its inauguration in 1962 until the opening of the Centennial Bridge in 2004, the Bridge of the Americas was the only permanent road link between the North and South portions of the American continent, which were spun off since 1914 by the opening of the Canal de Panama.

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