Testing the New Locks (part of "A Greater Wonder")

by Norman F. Perkins, P.E., (M.ASCE), Chief Operating Officer; Alden Research Laboratory, Inc., Holden, MA,
David Gessler, P.E., Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Vice President; Alden Research Laboratory, Inc., Holden MA,
Philip S. Stacy, D.WRE, Director of Calibration Services; Alden Research Laboratory, Inc., Holden, MA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 6, Pg. 58-59


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The recently completed third set of locks at the Panama Canal incorporates several civil components and hydraulic design features that are intended to reduce routine maintenance and conserve water. For instance, rather than relying on the locomotives used in the original locks, the ships transit the new locks with assistance from tugboats.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic design | Water conservation | Locks (waterway) | Civil engineering landmarks | Maintenance | Rail transportation | Ships | Panama | Central America

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