Geotechnics of the Suez Canal Construction: 150 Years Old, but Nearly Four Millennia in the Making

by Mamdouh Mostafa Hamza, Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Professor of soil mechanics and foundations at Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt, and founder of Hamza Associates in Cairo, Egypt., hamza@hamza.org,


Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2019, Vol. 23, Issue 6, Pg. 34-40


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Construction of the Suez Canal created one of the most important waterways in the world, connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas. Its construction from 1854 to 1869 created three cities, Port-Said, Ismailia, and Suez, and two main ports, Port-Said and Suez. But today’s Suez Canal is not the first waterway to link these bodies of water.

Subject Headings: Geotechnical engineering | Civil engineering landmarks | Construction management | Waterways | Seas and oceans | Ports and harbors | Water management | Red Sea

 

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