Fains-Veel lift bridge

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History of previous installation :

The Fains-Veel drawbridge was an antiquated installation with only one lifted road (with tonnage limitation) with constraints, to the north of the Paris-Strasbourg SNCF railway line and to the south of the small industry area. The traffic was managed by a complex traffic light system, giving priority to the railway line and boat traffic. The system functioned poorly, which led to an overall rethinking of the crossroads.
The new installation :

The previous drawbridge was replaced by a lift bridge with lower mechanism, with only one cylinder for both carried roads, allowing two-way crossing of heavy-goods vehicles. The deck rotates through an angle of 46° to let the waterway traffic through. The Meuse Departmental Council therefore signed a contract with Navigation du Nord Est to carry out the programme and put into place the different participants.
Characteristics of the previous installation :

- Installation type: Drawbridge
- Operation: Mechanised
- County: Meuse
- City: Fains-Veel
- Waterway: Marne au Rhin West canal
- Side: Marne
- Territorial subdivision: Bar-le-Duc - Void
- Kilometre point: 43.243
- Construction date: 1941
- Carried road: Departmental road No. 1
- Deck length: 5.28 m
- Working width of deck: 4.13 m
- Tonnage limitation: 3.5 tonnes
- X = 805,012.3 (Lambert II cartography coordinates)
- Y = 2,425,251.9 (Lambert II cartography coordinates)
Characteristics of the new installation :

- Installation type: Lift bridge
- Operation: Mechanised
- County: Meuse
- City: Fains-Veel
- Waterway: Marne au Rhin West canal
- Side: Marne
- Territorial subdivision: Bar-le-Duc - Void
- Kilometre point: 43.243
- Construction date: 2006
- Carried road: Departmental road No. 1
- Deck length: 8.15 m 
- Working width of deck: 10.00 m
- Limitation of tonnage: no
- X = 805,012.3 (Lambert II cartography coordinates)
- Y = 2,425,251.9 (Lambert II cartography coordinates)
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