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Waltrop - Neues Schiffhebewerk Henrichenburg 01 | by Daniel Mennerich
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Waltrop - Neues Schiffhebewerk Henrichenburg 01

The new boat lift was opened in 1962 and has a trough length of 90 meters, a width of 12 meters, and a draft of 3 meters.It was capable of lifting vessels of up to 1350 tonnes. This lift utilizes the same construction principles as the old lift but using only two floats in two float chambers.


The new lift soon became too small for the navigation's requirements and a new ship lock allowing boats 190 meters long and 12 meters wide, allowing a 4 meter displaced depth was built next to the lift in 1989.


The new lift was taken out of use in December 2005 because of technical problems. The lift may not be repaired on the grounds of cost and the decreased usage of Dortmund Port. Problems or maintenance requirements on the modern lock would, without the lift, bring about the closure of Dortmund Port.

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Taken on December 19, 2011