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21756-Culebra Cut as Seen From Suspension Cridge at Empire, Panama, Canal.
The suspension bridge from which this
scene was secured is partially visible in view
21744. The bridge crosses the Canal at Em-
Empire (described further in views 20335
and 21744) is three miles up the Culebra C-t
from Bas Obispo, which is at the headwaters
of Gatun Lake. The Cut at the point sh-v-i
is therefore comparatively deen. (-'e rf te
angles of the Canal Channel is plainly visible
in this view.
From Bas Obispo up to the cor'' .ical
divide which crosses the canal c at
Rio Obispo River. To avoid flooding of the
canal in the rainy season it was necessary to
c -tr:uct a diversion channel for the Rio
ObisIo-. The Rio Obispo diversion is on
the east side cf the Cut. Likewise, beyond
on the other s-1 e cf the continental divide
- riversi-n ch-anel h:J to be made for the
Rio Grande and its tributaries. The Rio
Grande diversion also parallels the Cut, but
is on its west side. Both diversion channels
rerve the additional purpose of carrying off
much of the surface drainage which other-
wise would have gone into the canal.
Culebra, the canal follows the valley ot tlhe
Copyright, 1913, by The Keystone View Company.
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