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Figures about the canal du Midi

Chiffres pont de pieta

14 years of work (1666 - 1680)

12 000 workers (men and women)

Length: 240 km

Depth of the canal du Midi: 2m20

Surface width: from 20 to 24 meters

Bottom width: 10m

63 locks

130 bridges

Drop from the Seuil de Naurouze to Toulouse: 58 metres and 16 locks

Drop from the Seuil de Naurouze to the Etang de Thau: 110 metres and 47 locks

Navigation speed : 8 km/h maximum

 

 

  Petit lexique du canal du Midi

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