This unique construction makes it possible to compensate for a difference of 73 meters in level and replaces the four hydraulic lifts (Unesco World Heritage Monuments) and two locks of the famous historic Centre Canal.The canal now provides a direct link between the busy inland waterways of the basins of the Escaut/Schelde and the Maas/Meuse,...more
On this picture you see the importance of the level difference between the lower and the upper part of the canal. Behind the building you can already see the most massive extruded concrete bridge which continues into the canal bridge.The view has been taken from the old Center canal.more
It is also part of the Unesco World Heritage monuments.How does it work ?These lift-locks consists of a pair of tanks, each as large as a conventional lock chamber and closed at each end by a "guillotine" gate. The adjacent ends of the upper and lower pounds of the canal are fitted with similar guillotine gates such that when the tank is clamped to...more
Every day you have the choice between an italian and a wallon dish.Italian dishes as lasagne, vitello alla fiorentina con penne, infornato di maiale, dalmone affumicato e spaghetti, osso bucco di tachino alle Milanese, Saltimbocca alla romana and Bracioletta con tagliatelle verdiWallon dishes as Entrecôte sauce moutarde cuisse de poulet au miel et...more
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Directions: To reach Bracquegnies : E19/E42, exit 21 "Le Roeulx", follow direction "Ascenseur n° 3 salle des machines"
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The "Millenium" cruise
First a tourist train takes you along the old Center canal to the brand new funicular lift of Strépy-Thieu. View the film about the building and operation of the lift; have a look at the great panoramic view and the huge engine room.
On board of a barge while having a drink and lunch, have the exciting experience of going up and down the new funicular lift, navigate on the canal-bridge and continue the navigation on the old Center canal with its hydraulic lifts, its drawbridge and the two swings. Travelling by water gives you a new look at nature and the world heritage, while the verdant landscapes banked by towpaths invite you to relax.