Culebra Cut

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Culebra Cut:

see Panama CanalPanama Canal,
waterway across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic (by way of the Caribbean Sea) and Pacific oceans, built by the United States (1904–14) on territory leased from the republic of Panama.
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trade route Ship negotiates the Culebra Cut section, a man-made valley completed in 1913
In a village of five hundred near the now-famous Culebra Cut, Gorgas found that every child he examined had a greatly enlarged spleen, a sign of chronic malarial infection.
A target date of late 1913 was established for the grand opening of the Panama Canal, but a sudden collapse of the huge Culebra Cut in December set back the optimistic timetable.
Work is scheduled to begin in early 2002 to widen the Culebra Cut to allow two-way traffic.