Aisne lateral canal

Le Canal latéral à l'Aisne

The waterway connects le Canal des Ardennes to L'Aisne.

Navigation on the Aisne lateral canal starts at Vieux-lès-Asfeld and ends at Celles-sur-Aisne.

Construction began in 1837 and ended in 1847.

The Aisne lateral canal is 51 kilometres long (31.69 miles) with a total of 51 kilometres of navigable waterway.

There is a total of 8 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 6.38 kilometres (3.96 miles).

The highest point on the Aisne lateral canal is 76 metres (249′ 4″ ft) above sea level and the lowest point is at 45 metres (147′ 8″ ft) above sea level.

From Vieux-lès-Asfeld to Celles-sur-Aisne

The water draft is 1.8 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 3.5 metres (9′ 10″ 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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