North Portal - Tunnel de Panneterie - Canal du Nord - Libermont - Oise (60) - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ntpayne
N 49° 40.887 E 002° 57.422
31U E 496900 N 5503214
Quick Description: The north portal of the tunnel de Panneterie near Libermont in Oise (60), France.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 11/7/2020 4:12:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM13CA7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
Views: 5

Long Description:
The north portal of the tunnel de Panneterie near Libermont in Oise (60), France.

The 1.1 kilometre long tunnel is one way only and controlled by traffic lights. It is lit throughout and has a towpath running along one side. Unusually for a canal there are two summits and there is a tunnel on each one; this is the southernmost of two tunnels.

The canal du Nord is 95 kilometres long and is the only French canal to be built to intermediate dimensions between the 250-tonne Freycinet and the modern high-capacity standards. It was opened in 1966 and will be abandoned in the late 2020s as it gets taken over by the future Seine-Nord Europe Canal.

The canal runs from Arleux, near Douai on the Canal de la Sensée to the junction with the Canal latéral à l’Oise at Pont-l’Evêque.
Is the Tunnel in Use?: In Use

Which End is this Entrance?: North

Date Constructed: 1/1/1960

Length of Tunnel: 1100 metres

Construction Material: Stone lined

Associated Website: [Web Link]

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