The Atlantic side of the Panama canal in Gatun

The construction of the locks began with the first concrete laid at Gatun, on August 24, 1909, by the Philadelphia-based company Day & Zimmermann. The Gatun locks are built into a cut made in a hill bordering the lake, which required the excavation of  3,800,000 cubic metres of material, mostly rock. The locks themselves were made of […]

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