Strépy-Thieu boat lift

Local nameAscenseur funiculaire de Strépy-Thieu
LocationBelgium (land mass)

The Strépy-Thieu boat lift lies on a branch of the Canal du Centre in the municipality of Le Rœulx, Hainaut, Belgium. With a height difference of 73.15 metres between the upstream and downstream reaches, it was the tallest boat lift in the world upon its completion, and remained so until the Three Gorges Dam ship lift in China was completed in January 2016.

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Address (Unnamed Road), 7110, Belgium

Coordinates 50°28'41.443" N 4°6'34.107" E

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