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Kiel Canal

General Information

Other name(s): Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal
Beginning of works: 1887
Completion: 21 June 1895
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Canal

Location

km Name
96.588

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 1895: 66.7 m
1914: 102.5 m
1966: 162.0 m
length ca. 100 km

Cost

cost of construction Reichsmark 156 000 000

Chronology

3 June 1887

First stone is laid by Emperor Wilhelm I.

1907
- 1914

Widening of the canal.

16 April 1948

The Canal is renamed "Nord-Ostsee-Kanal".

1961

Works for a further widening of the canal begin.

Participants

Engineering

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    10000155
  • Date created
    16/09/2002
  • Last Update
    21/04/2016