The Balboa Southbound Front Lighthouse sits on a square concrete base in the water of the channel just north of the Bridge of the Americas. It was a guide for southbound ship traffic leaving the Panama Canal and heading to the Pacific Ocean. It is approximately 4 km south of the Miraflores locks. The light is a 9 metre (30 foot) black concrete tower. This light was deactivated and replaced by a newer light a short distance north in the channel. It is believed it was deactivated at the time of the opening of the bridge in the 1960's. Photo taken in March 2016.