Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Panama, Bridge of the Americas

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!


Cezar and Léia said...

wow I want to go to South America! :) Dear Margaret, your pictures are wonderful, I like so much this subject, thanks for sharing your adventures!
**Luna is sending purrs and love to you all

Firefly said...

35 000 cars a day!!!! That's like peak holiday traffic on hour highways