Overhaul of Locks in the Panama Canal

by W.A. Carter,
Jr. Brown,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 1, Pg. 29-56

Document Type: Journal Paper


Panama Canal is one lane canal, despite fact that it has 2 lanes of locks; this situation exists because each lane, in turn, must be closed periodically for maintenance and equipment overhaul; details of past and present lock maintenance procedures with present 2 weeks of lane-outage times; description of procedures being developed for use after 1964, that will require lane-outage time of no more than 24 hr.

Subject Headings: Locks (waterway) | Civil engineering landmarks | Maintenance | Canals | Equipment and machinery | Panama | Central America

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