This needle weir was built between 1874 and 1880, when the river Meuse was canalised. In 1920, it was totally dismantled and re-built. Downstream of Verdun, it controls the reservoir water retention in the crossing of the agglomeration. It has the particularity (amongst the Meuse weirs) of being equipped with a needle handling system. This system facilitates needle transportation when the installation is manoeuvred.
Characteristics of the original installation :
Installation type: Needle and frame weir (POIRE) Operation: Manual County: Meuse City: Belleville-sur-Meuse Waterway: Meuse in natural state Territorial subdivision: Verdun Kilometre point: 201.893 Construction date: 1874 to 1880 Drop height: 1.80 m Number of sluiceways: 3 of 24.30 m Total opening: 72.90 m (between abutments) X = 822,063.9 (Lambert II cartography coordinates) Y = 2,468,107.1 (Lambert II cartography coordinates)