Panama Canal Journals

A Modern Wonder

A January 2005 trip to Panama Canal by pruthfield

Americas Bridge Photo, Panama Canal, Panama More Photos
Quote: See what has to be viewed as one of the largest and most complex engineering marvels of the world.

Visiting the Panama Canal

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

Americas Bridge Photo, Panama Canal, Panama
Quote:
When one thiks of engineering marvels and achievements, the Panama Canal has to jump right in to your thoughts. When the decision was made to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, it was determined that the place to do this was through the country of Panama. In hindsight, could they have thought of a more difficult place to do this? The number of men who gave their lives to this project, both by accident and disease, measured in the tens of thousands. Most of this number was caused by disease, yellow fever specifically. When the cure was found, the building process went much more quickly. Instead of just going straight across the country, the decision was made to actually have the cana...Read More

Visiting the Panama Canal

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

Quote:
When one thinks of engineering marvels and achievements, the Panama Canal has to jump right in to your thoughts. When the decision was made to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, it was determined that the place to do this was through the country of Panama. In hindsight, could they have thought of a more difficult place to do this? The number of men who gave their lives to this project, by both accident and disease, measured in the ten's of thousands. Most of this number was caused by disease, yellow fever specifically. When the cure was found, the building process went much more quickly. Instead of just going straight across the country, the decision was made to actually have the c...Read More