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Ship lifts in China

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Ship lifts in China

This list includes all types of constructions to lift or lower boats between two levels of a waterway, such as boat lifts, canal inclined planes, portage railways and water slopes, but excluding conventional locks. This list is not complete.




  • Danjiangkou dam boat lift, also in Hubei Province, capable of lifting vessels of 450 tons displacement.
  • Geheyan dam boat lift, in Hubei Province, capable of lifting vessels of 300 tons displacement.[1] The dam was completed in 1994, but technical difficulties delayed the opening of the ship lift for four more years.
  • Longtan dam boat lift, capacity to lift vessels of 250 tons, in a basin 40×10.8×1.8 meters, and a vertical lift of 68.5 meters.[2]
  • Yantan Ship Lift
  • Three Gorges Dam, boat lift (not yet complete) and staircase lock





  • Broekerhaven Overhaal



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United States


Further reading

External links

  • Belgian Canal du Centre page in French
  • French boat lift page
  • Canals and Waterways' Lifts and Inclined Planes Page
  • International Canal Monuments List
  • Broekerhaven Boat Lift
  • Morris Canal Inclined Planes and Locksde:Schiffshebewerk#Liste der Schiffshebewerke
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