In February, Missy and I traveled to Panama Canal to visit the area and to check out the Third Set of Locks Project.
The project includes new wider locks, deeper channels and a third lane and should be completed by 2015.
The Panama Canal is celebrating 100 years’ of operation this year.
The Panama Port Authority predicts the new canal will increase commercial traffic each year doubling the tonnage by 2025. The construction costs are over five billion dollars.
These are the construction photos that I took while touring the new canal construction. Traveling through the Panama Canal is experience I highly recommended. It was an amazing experience watching the boats and ships move through the different locks. We noticed that some of the large ships barely had enough space to pass through the canal.
When looking at the second photo, the new canal doesn’t look that deep until you notice how small the truck is compared to the sides.