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Extension of Center Wall, North End of Gatun Locks, Gatun in the Distance, Panama Canal

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Title:
Extension of Center Wall, North End of Gatun Locks, Gatun in the Distance, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1913

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:
2013.2.143
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AA00015295:00001

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Material Information

Title:
Extension of Center Wall, North End of Gatun Locks, Gatun in the Distance, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1913

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:
2013.2.143
System ID:
AA00015295:00001

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21762-Extension of Center Wall, North End of Gatun Locks, Panama Canal.


Other views and descriptions of the center
walls of the locks are given in numbers
21723, 21753, and 21763. This center wall
at the Gatun locks differs from the others in
that all the rest are made of solid concrete
whereas this north end extension of the
Gatun center wall is constructed with
arches. The reason for this variation is
that no stable foundation was obtainable
here. In fact, piles had to be driven down
as a basis for the masonry work in the con-
struction of these arches.
The arches, to be sure, are not used fur-
ther than the first lock-gates because the cen-


ter wall from that point onward must be
solid except for culverts, (used in carrying
water to flood the lock chambers), electric
wire conduits, passageways for workmen,
and drainage galleries, as described in views
21711 and 21716. The extension of the cen-
ter wall, here in form of arches, projects
in each instance P distance beyond the side
walls. This extension is used as a mooring
pier to which the boats must tie up while
awaiting their turn to enter the locks, or
until the towing locomotives are attached
and ready to draw the boats through the
l^cks.


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