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A 1100 Ton Gate Under Construction, Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal

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Material Information

Title:
A 1100 Ton Gate Under Construction, Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1912

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:
2013.2.135
System ID:
AA00015287:00001

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
A 1100 Ton Gate Under Construction, Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1912

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:
2013.2.135
System ID:
AA00015287:00001

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2171 7-A 1100-Ton Gate Under Construction, Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal.


To withstand the enormous pressure of
the water in the locks powerful gates are be-
ing constructed. The one shown in the pic-
ture weighs 1100 tons, and the total weight
required for all the gates on the canal will be
57,000 tons. As is readily noticed from this
view, these gates are made of steel. The
gates will be 7 feet in thickness, 65 feet in
length, and their height will vary from 47 to
82 feet. In order to lock through smaller
vessels with a saving of time and water, in-
termediate gates will be constructed in the
Copyright 1912, by Key


locks. These will divide the lo-cks into com-
partments with a length of 400 and 600 feet,
respectively. Less than five percent of the
vessels navigating the high seas are 600 feet
or over in length.
The lower gates at the Pedro Miguel locks
ill open into Miraflores Lake, a small lake
wiLt an area of about two square miles. ThiA
lake will be formed by the backing up of the
water from the neighboring streams by the
concrete dam with spillway on the east side
at Miraflores.
stone View Company.


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