A Greater Wonder

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor, Features Manager; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 6, Pg. 48-54,56,58-61

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Often considered the eighth wonder of the world, the Panama Canal now has a third lane with its own set of locks that has doubled the waterway’s capacity and increased the size of vessels that the canal can accommodate. The $5.25-billion expansion project has also sent infrastructure improvement ripples around the globe.

Subject Headings: Civil engineering landmarks | Locks (waterway) | Ships | Canals | Infrastructure | Panama | Central America

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