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 zones.

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)

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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