Capestang bridge

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The Capestang bridge over the Canal du Midi at PK 189 at Capestang is a very important structure for those wishing to motor on the canal. It is used as a measuring device as it is the lowest structure on the canal. A boat, with an air draft under 3.3 m (11 ft) at the center and assuming a beam no more than 5 m (16 ft), a height of no more than 2.4 m (7.9 ft) at the extremities, should make it under the bridge. A British boat builder who builds boats for several of the boat hire companies in France builds their boats to meet these requirements.[1]

Even though rebuilt in recent times, being historic, it was felt necessary to retain its small dimensions.[2]

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  1. ^ Jefferson, David (2009). Through the French Canals. Adlard Coles Nautical. p. 275. ISBN 978-1-4081-0381-4. 
  2. ^ McKnight, Hugh (2005). Cruising French Waterways, 4th Edition. Sheridan House. p. 269. ISBN 978-1-57409-087-1.