Wednesday, January 20, 2010

40 Miles on the Panama Canal.

Remember the long history lessons on how crazy it was to dig out the Panama Canal? Well, even if you spaced out during those lessons you still know that it is one of the world's most amazing engineer feats. And now, the Canal is expanding with the addition of a third lane. A 5.25 billion dollar project that will nearly double capacity as a new set of locks will allow for larger ships to get to and from each ocean. Pretty fascinating.

You can follow their progress on twitter @thirdlane or read a great article in this month's Popular Mechanics.

Or, if you're like me and recall learning the most about the Panama Canal through Animaniacs you can re-live that here.

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