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 67.00 kilometres long (41.63 miles) with a total of 67.00 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 100.00 metres (328′ 1″ ft) above sea level and the lowest point is at 68.00 metres (223′ 1″ ft) above sea level.
From Vitry-le-François to Dizy
The water draft is 1.80 metres (5′ 11″ ft) and the air draft is 3.70 metres (12′ 2″ ft).
General lock size
There are "Freycinet" lock types.
Lock length 39.00 metres (127′ 11″ ft)
Lock width 5.20 metres (17′ 1″ ft)
Barges cruising on the Marne lateral canal
Self-drive boats cruising on the Marne lateral canal
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