Panama, Bridge of The Americas.
The Bridge of the Americas crosses the Pacific approach to the Panama Canal at Balboa, near Panama City. It was built between 1959 and 1962.
Bridge of the Americas was a key part of the Pan-American Highway. The Bridge of the Americas greatly increased road traffic capacity across the canal.
Panama City is the capital Panama
Panama City is the capital of the country of Panama, a modern city located along the Panama Canal and the Pacific Ocean. The cobbled historic center of Casco Viejo is famous for monuments from the colonial era, including the neoclassical Presidential Palace and flowered squares with cafes and bars. At the Miraflores lock, you can watch the ships that pass along the channel linking the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.
The city of Panama was founded on 15 August 1519, by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. The city was the starting point for expeditions that conquered the Inca Empire in Peru. It was a stopover point on one of the most important trade routes in the American continent, leading to the fairs of Nombre de Dios and Portobelo, through which passed most of the gold and silver that Spain mined from the Americas.
On 28 January 1671, the original city was destroyed by a fire when the pirate Henry Morgan sacked and set fire to it. The city was formally reestablished two years later on 21 January 1673, on a peninsula located 8 km (5 miles) from the original settlement.