The Plan to Expand

The Plan to Expand Andrea Gawrylewski ARTICLE EXTRAS Opening Pandora's Locks Slideshow: Expanding the world's most famous canal Expanding Evolutionary History At present, the maximum dimensions for a ship passing through the locks is 32 m wide by 294 m long, with a 12 m draft depth. After construction, the new larger locks will be able to accommodate ships that are up to 49 m wide, 366 m long, with a 14 m draft depth. Two new sets of locks

Andrea Gawrylewski
Oct 1, 2007

The Plan to Expand

Andrea Gawrylewski

At present, the maximum dimensions for a ship passing through the locks is 32 m wide by 294 m long, with a 12 m draft depth. After construction, the new larger locks will be able to accommodate ships that are up to 49 m wide, 366 m long, with a 14 m draft depth.

Two new sets of locks will be built near the Gatun locks and the Miraflores locks. The Third Lock Lake will be excavated for the new set of locks near Miraflores locks.