The Arzviller inclined plane
The Arzviller inclined plane is a very unusual structure in the Moselle on the Canal that connects the Marne to the Rhine.
The Arzviller inclined plane is a very unusual structure in the Moselle Département on the canal that connects the Marne to the Rhine:
- It was designed in 1969 to replace the 17 locks which climbed for 4 kilometres through the river Teigelbach valley.
- It is the only one of its type in Europe. Downstream, the canal leads directly into the tank, which is a type of lift filled with water that is closed by moving doors.
- The boat is loaded into, then pulled up to the upstream canal, a height of 44.55 metres.
- Boats are raised or lowered in 20 minutes. The resulting time saving is between is between 6 and 8 hours.
Find out more :
- Views of the Arzviller inclined plane (Format pdf - 112.1 kb - 29/02/2008)