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How the Panama Canal works

How does the Panama Canal move mega-ships 26 metres uphill? Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal expansion project, Ilya Espino de Marotta, explains during The Engineers. This was recorded at a special event held in collaboration with the Royal Commission of 1851 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The expansion of the Panama Canal opens in June 2016.

Image: A ship uses the Panama Canal as work is ongoing on the expansion project [2012]
Credit: Panama Canal Authority

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