NAVIGATION STRUCTURES IN OPERATION ON THE RIVER RHONE--EXAMPLES OF IMPROVEMENTS

Between 1954 and 1980, the Rhone River was gradually developed from Lyon to the sea. During that time, 1,000t self-propelled barges gave way to 5,000t push-tows. This article gives three examples of improvements carried out to adapt the oldest structures along the river to changing conditions. The improvements described are: (1) the addition of guide walls upstream and downstream of former locks, to enable push-tows to enter the chambers more easily; (2) the creation of a new wide navigation pass at an important channel protected by guard gates, and use of a new design for those gates; and (3) the installation of a stop-logging device downstream from some retaining dams to allow easy dewatering for maintenance purposes.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Delaty, M
    • Prager, M
    • Rosolen, M
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00655719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM