Koenigsmacker lock

 

(GIF)

 


History of the installation :

An international convention, concluded on 27 October 1956 between the German, French and Luxemburg governments foresaw the canalisation of the Moselle to make it accessible to Rhin traffic (1500 tonnes).

Construction work for the Koenigsmacker lock were conducted between July 1958 and June 1961. At the time, it was foreseen to build a second lock on the right bank of the first.


Installation characteristics :

- Installation type: Lock
- Operation: Mechanised 
- County: Moselle
- City: Koenigsmacker
- Waterway: canalised Moselle
- Territorial subdivision: Metz
- Kilometre point: 258.170
- Drop height: 3.90 m
- Chamber depth: 3.00 m
- Chamber working length: 172.00 m
- Chamber working width: 12.00 m
- Start of operation: 1961
- X = 892,426.5 (Lambert II cartography coordinates)
- Y = 2,504,198.5 (Lambert II cartography coordinates)
- Terracing volume: 720,000 m3
- Volume of concrete: 50,000 m3
- Volume of rock filling: 30,000 m3
- Steel in concrete: 870 tonnes
- Steel in structures: 680 tonnes
- Steel sheet piling: 1,600 tonnes
- Geology: Blue marl of the lower Charmoutian

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