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What is the Pan-American Highway

Begun in the 1930s, the Pan-American Highway is the result of an international effort to create a highway stretching from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1962 a bridge, known as the Bridge of the Americas, was built over the Panama Canal to continue the highway over the canal. A 100-mile (161-kilometer) stretch of the highway in eastern Panama still remains unfinished.


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