Accession Number:

ADA224628

Title:

Alternate Sites for a Connecting Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

This thesis is a geotechnical engineering report which includes a topographical profile at three propitious locations across the American continent for the construction of an interoceanic passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Surficial soils as well as the general topography of the centerline of the alignments were investigated to the extent possible and an attempt was made to investigate underlying strata. Some information is illustrated graphically to allow an appreciation of the physical irregularities and a rough approximation for the type and extent of excavation required. Although other alternatives exist, this thesis considers only to 3 locations Mexico, across the Tehuantepec Isthmus, and following the course of the Coatzacoalcos River as closely as possible Nicaragua, along its border with Costa Rica and using lake Nicaragua and the San Juan River as the main bodies of water and Colombia, in the vicinity of the Colombia-Panama border using the Atrato River as the main body of water. The majority of the information was gathered from available geological reports and topographic maps. Some of the data for the Nicaraguan and Colombian routes was compared with information published in a study by the Atlantic-Pacific Interoceanic Canal Study Commission 1970. Engineering geology Site selection Canalswaterways Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE