A Watershed Moment: The Middlesex Canal
An early New England canal inspired the Erie Canal, fostered industrial development in this country, and was built by men who were not trained as engineers....

A Greater Wonder
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...

A Greater Wonder
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...

Wider and Deeper (part of "A Greater Wonder")
A key component of the recent Panama Canal expansion involved the widening and deepening of Gatun Lake, the artificial lake that serves as the canal's reservoir, and the deepening of the Culebra Cut (also...

Wider and Deeper (part of "A Greater Wonder")
A key component of the recent Panama Canal expansion involved the widening and deepening of Gatun Lake, the artificial lake that serves as the canal's reservoir, and the deepening of the Culebra Cut (also...

Raising Gatun Lake (part of "A Greater Wonder")
Raising the maximum operating level of Gatun Lake was one of the four main undertakings of the Panama Canal expansion project. Its goal was to increase the storage capacity for water used for human consumption...

Small Projects are Big Deals
Geotechnical engineers work on a wide array of projects, ranging from small retaining walls or pavement projects, to construction of dams, canals, and foundations for bridges and high-rise...

Plans for European Shipping Canal Move Forward

New York City's Gowanus Canal to Benefit from Upgrades to Flushing Tunnel

Calendar: Bridges 2014
Featured bridges include: Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, OR; Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Wheeling, WV; Ponte de Lima, Ponte de Lima, Portugal; Harvey Canal Bridge, Harvey, LA; Los Pinos...

U.S. EPA Proposes Plan for Cleaning Up Long-Polluted Canal in New York City

Panama Canal Issue

Panama Canal Issue

Inspired by Dockside Cranes, Swing Bridge Connects Developments Across U.K. Canal

More to the Canals Story

NewsBriefs: Millionth Vessel Passes Through Panama Canal (Panama Canal Authority: Autoridad del Canal de Panamá)

Supreme Court Rules Against Michigan In Legal Battle over Chicago Canals

Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi by Chandra Mukerji. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2009.

The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal by Julie Greene. New York City: Penguin Press.

Study Calls Canal 'Best' Option for Managing California's Delta Water

 

 

 

 

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