Place : Saint-Louis (57).
Description : Lone ship lift transverse type system in Europe, the tilted plan of Saint-Louis-Arzviller replaces seventeen locks.
This wonder of technology completed in 1969 is composed of a 141 feet (43 m) long single box, fixed on two 450 tons counterweights and moving on a concrete slope. This boat lift makes a record time to cross the boats of 147 feet (45 m) disalignment (out of 2.5 miles - 4 kilometers) in 4 minutes. This spectacular work, located on the Marne channel at the Rhine, is one of the most visited sites in this region.