The Réchicourt-le-Château lock was built in 1965 in the frame of developing the Marne au Rhin East canal to allow navigation with a sinkage of 2.20 m and the removal of a section of the canal with a sinuous path and comprising 6 locks.
The new canal route goes through the Réchicourt reservoir and required the building of a towpath through the reservoir.
The lock is made from solid concrete. The upstream gate is a mitre gate and the downstream gate a rising gate that is actuated by a hydraulic cylinder of 7 m. The stop gates are rising and manoeuvring of the different components is achieved by hydraulic cylinders controlled from the manoeuvre station.
Installation characteristics :
Installation type: Lock Operation: Mechanised County: Moselle City: Réchicourt-le-Château Waterway: Marne au Rhin East canal Side: Meurthe Territorial subdivision: Nancy Kilometre point: 222.093 Drop height: 15.45 to 16.10 m Chamber depth: 2.60 m Chamber working length: 40.00 m Chamber working width: 6.00 m Start of operation: 1965 X = 931,894.7 (Lambert II cartography coordinates) Y = 2,419,923.7 (Lambert II cartography coordinates)