List of boat lifts

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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.

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  • 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

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Biwako Incline around 1940

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Krasnoyarsk Inclined Plane

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Hay Inclined Plane

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  1. ^ Wang Weiluo (June 19, 2000). "Three Gorges Probe" (19). Probe International. Archived from the original on 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2007-01-28. 
  2. ^ Prototype observation study of Yantan vertical ship lift

Further reading[edit]

  • Tew, David (1984). Canal Inclines and Lifts. Sutton Books. ISBN 0-86299-031-9. 
  • Uhlemann, Hans-Joachim (2002). Canal lifts and inclines of the world (English Translation ed.). Internat. ISBN 0-9543181-1-0. 

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