Réchicourt-le-Château lock




History of the installation :

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)

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