The American Type of Isthmian Canal

The American Type of Isthmian Canal

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"[...]level canal. It is not a question of the ideally most desirable, but of the practically most expedient, that confronts the American people and demands solution. The New Panama Canal Company had approved the lock plan, which placed the minimum elevation of the summit level at 97.5 feet above the sea and the maximum level at 102.5 feet above the same datum. In the words of Prof. William H. Burr: It provided for a depth of 29.5 feet of water and a bottom width of canal prism of about 98 feet, except at special places, where this width was increased.[...]."
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150771775X
  • 9781507717752

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