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Culebra Cut at its Deepest Point, Near Culebra, Panama Canal

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Title:
Culebra Cut at its Deepest Point, Near Culebra, 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:
2013.2.151
System ID:
AA00015303:00001

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Material Information

Title:
Culebra Cut at its Deepest Point, Near Culebra, 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:
2013.2.151
System ID:
AA00015303:00001

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21759-Culebra Cut at its Deepest Point, Near Culebra, Panama Canal.


In this Panama Canal set of views we are
fortunate enough to have quite a fine collec-
tion of subjects showing various stages of
the excavation work through the famous
Culebra Cut. The opening of the canal chan-
nel through the Culebra mountain shares
with the construction work in the Gatun
Dam in being the most famous and colossal
engineering feat of modern times.
In this picture we get a bird's-eye view
of the Cut at its deepest point. The average
depth of the excavation work throughout
the length of Culebra Cut is about 12. feet,


but at the point between Contractor's Hill
and Gold Hill, where the continental divide
is intersected, the average depth will be
nearly 400 feet. At this deepest portion here
shown the distance from the summit of the
bank to the bottom of the canal must be
nearly 500 feet. The height of the slope car
be realized readily when one notes the dimin-
utive appearing engines and cars at the
foot of the slope. The difficulty of excava-
tion here is at once apparent when one
notices the rocky condition of the surface of
the slope.


Copyright. r913, by The Keystone View Company.


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