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Berry Canal

General Information

Beginning of works: 1809
Completion: 1841
Status: disused

Project Type

Function / usage: Canal

Location

km Name

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 320 km
number of locks 116
canalized river branch (Cher / Noyers-sur-Cher — Tours)
length 59 km
number of locks 16 (31 m × 5.20 m)
height difference 20.20 m
eastern branch (Fontblisse — Marseilles-lès-Aubigny)
length 49 km
number of locks 17 (27.75 m × 2.70 m)
height difference Fontblisse — Liénesse: 10.45 m
Mirlorets — Marseilles-lès-Aubigny: 26.45 m
junction canal (Cher-Loire; Tours)
length 2.4 km
number of locks 2 (31 m × 5.20 m)
height difference 0.30 m
north-western branch (Fontblisse — Noyers-sur-Cher)
length 142 km
number of locks 51 (27.75 m × 2.70 m)
2 (31 m × 5.20 m)
height difference 119.75 m
southern branch (Montluçon — Fontblisse)
length 70 km
number of locks 10 (30 m × 4 m)
17 (27.75 m × 2.70 m)
height difference Montluçon — Saint-Amand: 40.70 m
Saint-Amand — Fontblisse: 27.20 m

Participants

Concessionaire
Engineering
(role unknown)

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    10000652
  • Date created
    17/05/2005
  • Last Update
    20/08/2015