Panama Canal - one of the largest and most demanding construction of mankind. Canal, which connected the waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific, was completed in 1914. During its construction, killing at twenty-eight thousand workers.
The idea to combine two oceans canal at the narrowest part of the American continent is quite old. The first attempt, however, took up the Frenchman Ferdinand de Lesseps in 1880. After nine years of miserable struggle with extreme natural conditions, the deaths of thousands of workers and huge financial loss but the French resigned. The completion still lacked the two-thirds.
A new project started in 1901 to think Americans. Work started in agreement with the Panamanian government in 1904, providing workers also destroyed malaria and yellow fever and died by the hundreds. The situation improved following year after the onset of
John Stevenson, who became chief engineer of the building. Built the infrastructure, logistics facilities, field hospitals, dry out the swamps where mosquitoes flew out who distribute disease. Yet Stevenson in March 1907 resigned without an explanation. His successor was a military engineer George Goethals. The first trial voyage took place in the autumn of 1913, was officially opened on 15 srpna Canal, 1914.