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Big crack threatens Panama Canal expansion

A crack has formed in the concrete of one of the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal that could potentially threaten the delivery of the project as scheduled.

The crack formed in what is known as the “sill” of the new Cocoli Locks on the Panama Canal’s Pacific side. Video shows water seeping through the concrete across the width of the chamber near the top of the sill, just below one of the giant rolling gates that forms the barrier between lock chambers.

Check out this scary video, courtesy of