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Écluse 1 - Villeneuve - River Aisne - Villeneuve--Saint-German, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ntpayne
N 49° 23.147 E 003° 21.387
31U E 525869 N 5470403
Quick Description: Lock number 1 on the River Aisne in Villeneuve-Saint-Germain near Soissons.
Location: Grand-Est, France
Date Posted: 10/21/2019 4:57:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM11GJM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
Views: 3

Long Description:
Lock number 1 on the River Aisne in Villeneuve-Saint-Germain near Soissons.

This lock has particularly high bottom gates for times of flood.

The canalised River Aisne is a large river and is part of the Aisne navigation that joins the Ardennes region down to Paris. When it was first canalised the freight was mainly stone for buildings in Paris. It is still used for freight traffic and the péniches carry up to 220 tonnes.

There is not a lot of leisure boating as there are very few services available but work is underway by VNF (Voies navigables de France) to improve the situation. For example there are nice new electricity and water points along the moorings in Soissons itself.

This lock is the second of the seven locks on the canalised river and is operated by using a télécommande or remote control unit.
Waterway Name: River Aisne

Connected Points:
The canalised River Aisne runs for 56 kilometres through seven locks from the Canal Latéral à L'Aisne at Celles-sur-Aisnes to L'Oise at Compiegne.

Type: Lock

Date Opened: 1/1/1843

Elevation Difference (meters): 2.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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