Panama Canal

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a ship canal 40 miles long across the Isthmus of Panama built by the United States (1904-1914)

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It must pass through the man-made Culebra Cut before a set of locks takes it down 10 metres to Miraflores Lake.
The project builds 2 new sets of locks one on the Pacific side and one on the Atlantic side, while widening and deepening the navigational channels in Gatun Lake and Culebra Cut, an artificial valley that was cut through the continental divide and that forms part of the canal.
Leaving the lake after a couple of hours or so, we were back in the diggings, and the most challenging part of the whole project - the Culebra Cut, where, quite literally, they moved mountains to get through the continental divide.
The euphoric sense of new possibilities embodied in the Armory Show also reflected an acute moment of national pride: In the spring of 1913, engineers completed the Culebra Cut, one of the chief obstacles in constructing the Panama Canal.