The French Canal as planed

Panama Canal Construction Historic Photo - The French Canal Birdseye view

Notice: The Chagres River diverted
The Chagres River with flooding in the rainy seasons was a major obstacle for construction causing landslides and loss of equipment. Hence to calm investors and facilitate the Canal construction 1885- 86 they planed to divert the river as shown in the drawing, but that was never completed.

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