22 de Feb de 2020

Nacional

Pedro Miguel Locks Construction

Stories from the United States' relationship with the Panama Canal, in celebration of its centenary

The Pedro Miguel Locks are the smallest pair within the entire canal and the inner-most pair of locks in the Pacific side.  They consist of a pair of gate locks that rise and descend ships at an elevation of 9.5 meters.  This was the first pair of locks to be finished in 1911, two years before the Miraflores and Gatun Locks.