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End of Emergency Dam

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Title:
End of Emergency Dam
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )

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:
accession number - 2013.2.188
System ID:
AA00018738:00001

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
End of Emergency Dam
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )

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:
accession number - 2013.2.188
System ID:
AA00018738:00001

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21727-End View of Emergency Dam, Gatun, Panama Canal.


This is the other side and end of the emer-
gency dam described in view 21726. The
operator's house and the pivot on which the
bridge swings are at the far end. In order
to form the dam, the bridge is first put into
position by swinging the end nearest the
spectator across the lock until it arrives at
the opposite wall of the lock and rests upon
it. The wicket girders now seen projecting
from the lowest extremity of the bridge,
hinged within the bridge, and suspended
at their outward extremity on steel ropes
through metal pulleys, are let down to a


vertical position. When lowered they ex-
tend at regular intervals across the width
of the lock, thus forming runways and sup-
ports for metal gates which can be let down
to close up the spaces between the wicket
girders.
The gates are nine feet square, resembling
flat cars. Each car runs on two rails which
are, of course, the narrow sides of the gir-
ders. The girders are arranged in pairs and
held together by metal bars running diagon-
ally.


Copyright 1913, by The Keystone View Company.


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