Big Bigger Biggest: Canal (Panama Canal)
With 200 million tons of cargo passing along its length every year the Panama Canal is already the biggest canal in the America’s. Now a new 5 billion dollar expansion project is set to double its capacity, giving a new lease of life to this vital transport artery. Its construction relies on a series of great leaps in technology. In this film we explore the key historic canals that made each engineering breakthrough. Using stunning CGI animation, we reveal the incredible stories behind France’s Briare Canal, the UK’s Bridgewater and Manchester Ship Canals and the record-breaking Panama Canal. We focus on the innovations that allowed them to grow in size. Four ingenious leaps forward that enabled canals to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the world’s BIGGEST."