Geology, Technology and Building of Suez Canal

Geology, Technology and Building of Suez Canal
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In the areas where the canal was at its widest, the chutes reached sixty meters long. In
order to the maintain the equilibrium of the dredger ensemble, semi-cylindrical chutes,
sixty centimeters deep, were carried on reinforced posts placed on a barge. The canal
banks here are protected from erosion caused by passing boats by riprap.

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