March 10, 2014
VIDEO: Construction on the Panama Canal expansion )
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA
The largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the Panamanian government, the $5.2 billion Panama Canal Expansion is challenging due to its sheer size.
Despite its size, the new locks, constructed on both the Pacific and the Atlantic sides, will use less water than the existing locks. Each complex will feature three chambers, three water saving basins per chamber, a lateral filling and emptying system and rolling gates.
Some delegates from the Canadian Construction Association’s 96th annual conference were able to tour the Pacific side locks, where this footage was taken.
The project is scheduled to finish construction in 2015.
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