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Side View of Emergency Dam, Gatun, Panama Canal

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Material Information

Title:
Side View of Emergency Dam, Gatun, 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:
2013.2.161
System ID:
AA00015313:00001

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Side View of Emergency Dam, Gatun, 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:
2013.2.161
System ID:
AA00015313:00001

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21726-Side View of Emergency Dam, Gatun, Panama Canal.


The builders of the Panama Canal have
been able to profit by the experience gained
by the builders and operators of the Suez
Canal. It has been found that certain pre-
cautions must be taken, notably to provide
for damming up the locks in case of accident
to the gates. This was plainly demon-
strated by an accident in the Suez Canal
when a ship got beyond control and rammed
the gates.
The emergency dam shown in this view
has been invented to provide for this need.
It is in reality a bridge of the cantilever


type, resting at present on the side wall of
the locks running parallel with the lock
wall. It rests on a pivot in the side wall of
the lock, near the operator's house to the
right. The end toward the left is free and
can be swung towards the right across the
lock on the far side of the m mine. The
mechanism needed in operation the emer-
gency dam can be better seenrn the next
view, number 21727. These movable dams
will be found at the head-bay of the upper
locks of each flight of loclk.


Copyright 1913, by The Keystone View Company,


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