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The "Angle" of the Canal Route at Empire, Looking Toward the Atlantic - Panama Canal Zone

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Title:
The "Angle" of the Canal Route at Empire, Looking Toward the Atlantic - Panama Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1909

Notes

Donation:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.2.133
System ID:
AA00015285:00001

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
The "Angle" of the Canal Route at Empire, Looking Toward the Atlantic - Panama Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1909

Notes

Donation:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.2.133
System ID:
AA00015285:00001

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22384- Tha3 "Anile" of the Canal Route at Empire, Looking Towards the Atlantic- Panama Canal Zone
Tne topograpny of the country na:ur- The work of excavation is so great that
ally divides tki, woi k of construci.nX t.ie it has been found difficult to handle the
Panamia CanaLinto five dist Ict sections: entire cut under one supervising engi-
first, the low coast plain on the north or never, hence they have found it desirable
Atlantic side; second, the lake formedd by to divide the canal into several sections
damming the Chagres River; third, the
cut through the watershed rom Bas each under a separate corps of engineers
cut through the watershed from Bas
Obispo to Pedro Miguel; fourth, through and having its own base of supplies. In
Lake Sosa formed by the dam at La this view, we see the town of Empire,
Boca; fifth, the lowlands on the Pacific one of the leading centers of the canal


coast.
The greater portion of the excavation
necessary in constructing the canal is
required in cutting through the moun-
tains from Bas Obispo to Pedro Miguel.
This section is known as the Culebra
Cut. The construction of this portion of
the canal requires the excavation of
110,000,000 cubic yards of material.


construction. It is at the bend in the
canal known as the "Angle." The en-
gineers have naturally selected the route
needing the least excavation. At this
point scarcely any cut is needed to reach
the canal level, but farther in the dis-
tance the cut increases until we finally
reach Gold Hill where the canal must be
excavated to a depth of 288 feet.


Copyright luo,v by Keystonee Itew Company.


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