Sunday, 21 October 2012

856 BE - The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault) (1998)

Brief Description

"The four hydraulic boat-lifts on this short stretch of the historic Canal du Centre are industrial monuments of the highest quality. Together with the canal itself and its associated structures, they constitute a remarkably well-preserved and complete example of a late-19th-century industrial landscape. Of the eight hydraulic boat-lifts built at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, the only ones in the world which still exist in their original working condition are these four lifts on the Canal du Centre."


Source UNESCO WH website

No. 1 Houdeng-Goegnies
No. 2 Houdeng-Aimeries 
No. 3 Strépy-Bracquegnies 
No. 4 Thieu
Courtesy of dager from postcrossing forum
lift No. 2 Houdeng-Aimeries

Courtesy of Gerda from Belgium

No. 3 Strépy-Bracquegnies

Courtesy of Gilles from Belgium
No. 4 Thieu

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