Located at the Pacific Ocean approach to the Panama Canal, the Bridge of the Americas provided an easier access to cars traveling on the Pan American Highway, replacing the Thatcher Ferry.
35,000 vehicles cross the Panama Canal each day on the Pan American Highway. It boggles the mind to think of having to use a ferry system now. Leaving the Panama Canal, if you sail to the north (turn right) you will be heading towards Acapulco, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
If you turn left, you will be sailing south to South America. That is where we will be going!