The Berry Canal

Canal de Berry

The waterway starts at Cher.

Navigation on the Berry Canal starts at Noyers-sur-Cher and ends at Montluçon.

Construction began in 1809 and ended in 1841.

The Berry Canal is 261.00 kilometres long (162.18 miles) with a total of 5.00 kilometres of navigable waterway.

There is a total of 97 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 0.05 kilometres (0.03 miles).

The highest point on the Berry Canal is 199.00 metres (652′ 11″ ft) above sea level and the lowest point is at 69.00 metres (226′ 5″ ft) above sea level.

From Noyers-sur-Cher to Selles-sur-Cher

The water draft is 0.80 metres (2′ 7″ ft) and the air draft is 2.60 metres (8′ 6″ ft).

Noyers-sur-Cher-Cher river junction lock

There are "Small" lock types.
Lock length 35.00 metres (114′ 10″ ft)
Lock width 5.20 metres (17′ 1″ ft)

General lock size

There are "Dutens/Berrichon" lock types.
Lock length 27.70 metres (90′ 11″ ft)
Lock width 2.70 metres (8′ 10″ ft)

This now disused canal still inspires and evokes memories of the good old days.

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