le Canal d'Orléans

Orleans Canal

Le Canal d'Orléans

The waterway connects la Loire to le Canal de Briare.

Navigation on the Orleans Canal starts at Orleans and ends at Buges.

Construction began in 1676 and ended in 1692.

The Orleans Canal is 78 kilometres long (48.47 miles).

There is a total of 28 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 2.79 kilometres (1.73 miles).

From Orleans to Buges

The water draft is 1.2 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 2.7 metres (6′ 7″ ft).

General lock size

There are "Freycinet" lock types.
Lock length 39 metres (127′ 11″ ft)
Lock width 5.2 metres (16′ 5″ ft)

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