August 24, 1909 CE – Concrete is Poured on the Panama Canal

August 24, 1909 CE – Concrete is Poured on the Panama CanalRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Though first begun in 1881, workers on the Panama Canal – one of the world’s most important waterways – did not begin laying concrete until August 24, 1909. After more than five years and countless loads of dirt, the canal reached an important milestone when the heavily-fortified walls began taking shape. It would take another five years of work, but the shortcut across Central America between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean would open for business on August 15, 1914. Mentioned as an idea to help link trade between the […]