The Nord Canal

Le Canal du Nord

The waterway connects le Canal latéral à l'Oise to le Canal de la Sensée.

Navigation on the Nord Canal starts at Pont-l'Evêque and ends at Arleux.

Construction began in 1908 and ended in 1965.

The Nord Canal is 95 kilometres long (59.03 miles) with a total of 95 kilometres of navigable waterway.

There is a total of 19 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 5 kilometres (3.11 miles).

We've divided the Nord Canal into the following different sections.

From Pont-l'Evêque to Voyennes

The water draft is 2.4 metres (6′ 7″ ft) and the air draft is 3.9 metres (9′ 10″ ft).

There is a total of 5 locks in this section.

General lock size

There are "Nord" lock types.
Lock length 91.6 metres (298′ 7″ ft)
Lock width 6 metres (19′ 8″ ft)

Somme Canal

From Voyennes to Péronne

The water draft is 2.4 metres (6′ 7″ ft) and the air draft is 3.9 metres (9′ 10″ ft).

There is a total of 2 locks in this section.

General lock size

There are "Nord" lock types.
Lock length 91.6 metres (298′ 7″ ft)
Lock width 6 metres (19′ 8″ ft)

From Péronne to Arleux

The water draft is 2.4 metres (6′ 7″ ft) and the air draft is 3.9 metres (9′ 10″ ft).

There is a total of 12 locks in this section.

General lock size

There are "Nord" lock types.
Lock length 91.6 metres (298′ 7″ ft)
Lock width 6 metres (19′ 8″ ft)

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