le Canal latéral à la Marne

Marne lateral canal

Le Canal latéral à la Marne

The waterway connects Marne-Rhine Canal to Marne.

Navigation on the Marne lateral canal starts at Vitry-le-François and ends at Dizy.

Construction began in 1836 and ended in 1846.

The Marne lateral canal is 67 kilometres long (41.63 miles) with a total of 67 kilometres of navigable waterway.

There is a total of 15 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 4.47 kilometres (2.78 miles).

The highest point on the Marne lateral canal is 100 metres (328′ 1″ ft) above sea level and the lowest point is at 68 metres (223′ 1″ ft) above sea level.

From Vitry-le-François to Dizy

The water draft is 1.8 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 3.7 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)

Barges cruising on this waterway

Name Itinerary Passengers
Saroche From Strasbourg to Nidvillier 6 View the itinerary
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