The Isthmus of Corinth is cut by the Corinth Canal, constructed between 1882 and 1893. Involving an excavation
up to 80m/260ft in depth, the canal is 6.3km/4mi long, 23m/75ft wide and 8m/26ft deep, and can take vessels of
up to 10,000 tons. It follows much the same line as a canal planned by the Emperor Nero, but this early project,
like other later ones, were never constructed. The best view of the canal is from the bridge which carries the road
over it. An interesting feature is the movable bridge at the northwest end, which can be sunk below the surface.