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Gatun Locks

Gatun Locks, Colón, Panama
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Driving Across the Panama Canal Locks Colon  Panama
Panamax Ship Squeezes Through Panama Canal Locks Colon  Panama
Driving Across the Panama Canal Locks Colon  Panama
Panamax Ship Squeezes Through Panama Canal Locks Colon  Panama

Driving Across the Panama Canal Locks

There's just one spot where you can drive across the Panama Canal's locks - this little swing bridge a the Gatun (Atlantic side) locks. It's an amazing view!

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over 4 years ago

Panamax Ship Squeezes Through Panama Canal Locks

It seems impossible that this ship could make it through the canal! There are only 2 feet of clearance on either side. It's mesmerizing to watch the entire process at the Gatun Locks Visitors Center. This Atlantic-side visitors center is much less crowded than the Pacific-side visitors center at the Miraflores Locks.