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...

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

Extreme Makeover: Interchange Gets Ground Improvement Facelift
As part of the massive, $159.9 million Interchange 14A Improvement Project in the cities of Bayonne and Jersey City, NJ, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) is realigning 12 ramps and roadways and...

Construction of the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal's Past, Present, and Future—An Engineering Perspective

Geotechnics of the Panama Canal Expansion

The Dams of the Panama Canal Expansion

Worthy Successor
Now under construction, the replacement for Florida's Hathaway Bridge, which crosses St. Andrew Bay in Panama City, will more than double the capacity of the existing structure....

Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project: Challenging Problems, Innovative Solutions
Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) Project is the largest, most complex highway project ever undertaken in the United States. Conceived a quarter centrury ago, the project...

Crude Oil Pipe Line Crossing Western Panama

Manzanillo International Terminal Republic of Panama

Transition Planning for the Transfer of the Panama Canal

Selecting the Optimum Dune Height for Panama City Beaches, Florida
The Panama City Beaches, Florida, study area is located in the northwest Florida panhandle between Philips Inlet and the Panama City Harbor entrance channel. Currently the area has an...

Reformulation Efforts for Panama City Harbor, Florida
Panama City Harbor is on St. Andrew Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico, about 105 miles east of Pensacola and 230 miles northwest of Tampa. At the request of the non-Federal sponsor, the...

Reformulation Efforts for Panama City Beaches, Florida
The Panama City Beaches project was authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. The authorized plan provides for the placement of a protective beach to elevation 4 feet...

The Economic Benefits of Hurricane and Storm Damage Reductiohn
The Mobile District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently evaluating the feasibility of a hurricane and storm damage reduction project at Panama City Beach, Florida. Under Corps...

A New Panama Canal?
Based upon the 1977 treaty between the United States and Panama and an exchange of diplomatic notes among Panama, Japan and United States, a trinational feasibility study is being conducted...

The Management of Coastal Zone Resources in Panama
Since independence in 1903, Panama has constructed an interoceanic canal and oil pipeline, established a fishing fleet, built access roads to much of the Pacific shoreline, and developed...

Waterway is Public Works Landmark
The $2 billion, 234 mile Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway connects the Tennessee River and the Gulf of Mexico at Mobile. The biggest Corps of Engineers civil-works project ever, it was created...

 

 

 

 

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