Ognon Aqueduct

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Ognon Aqueduct
Coordinates 43°16′10″N 2°44′21″E / 43.26958°N 2.73926°E / 43.26958; 2.73926Coordinates: 43°16′10″N 2°44′21″E / 43.26958°N 2.73926°E / 43.26958; 2.73926
Carries Canal du Midi
Crosses Ognon River

The Ognon Aqueduct is one of several aqueducts on the Canal du Midi. It was built in 1826-27 to replace the troublesome level crossing of the Ognon River.[1][2]

The seemingly little Ognon River which normally trickles underneath the canal can, in the event of a cloudburst in the hills, can swell to such an extent that it floods the canal. The lock keeper then has to close the floodgate preventing through navigation until the floods subside.[3]

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  1. ^ McKnight, Hugh (2005). Cruising French Waterways, 4th Edition. Sheridan House. p. 267. ISBN 1-5740-9210-3. 
  2. ^ Rolt, L. T. C. (1973). From Sea to Sea. Ohio University Press. pp. 183,148. ISBN 0-8214-0152-1. 
  3. ^ Kiessler, Bernd-Wilfried (2009). The Canal du Midi A Cruiser's Guide. Adlard Coles Nautical. ISBN 978-1-4081-1273-1.