Bridge of the Americas

  • picture of Bridge of the Americas
  • picture of Bridge of the Americas
  • picture of Bridge of the Americas
  • picture of Bridge of the Americas
LocationPanama City, Panama
StatusIn use
Open1962
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignArch bridge
Length1 654 m
Height117 m
Clearance below61 m
Longest span344 m
Width10 m
Number of spans14
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The Bridge of the Americas is the first fixed bridge connection to cross the Panama Canal in Panama.
The idea of ​​a bridge started in 1923
Construction of the bridge began in 1959 and in 1962 it opened. The bridge is 1654 meters long and has a span of 344 meters. The bridge was part of the Pan-American Highway until the Centennial Bridge opened in 2004.