This new installation replaces the previous POIRE-type needle and frame weir, dating back to 1875. It is the largest of the four mechanised weirs on the Meuse (along with Maizey, Montmeuse and Commercy). It is also one of the major projects managed by Voies Navigables de France, in the frame of improving the operation of this river.
Installation characteristics :
Installation type: Gate weir Operation: Automated County: Ardennes City: Monthermé Waterway: Canalised Meuse Territorial subdivision: Givet Kilometre point: 57.085 Construction year: 2000-2001 Drop height: 1.60 m Number of sluiceways: 6 of 15.00 m Total installation length: 95.40 m Total opening: 90.00 m X = 772,234.8 (Lambert II cartography coordinates) Y = 2,545,224.4 (Lambert II cartography coordinates)