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Worlds Largest Boat Lift

As Belgium has no natural rivers that were suitable for the coal trade commerce, man-made canals were dug to provide commercial shipping. Since the terrain is not flat, you need a system of locks to allow transport: Enter the Ascenseur de Strepy-Thieu: The world's largest lock/boat lift at 240 feet (73.15 M)

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Worlds Largest Boat Lift
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© 2011 Chris Almeria
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The Kingdom of Belgium / Koninkrijk Belgiƫ / Royaume de Belgique, The Top Spot Gallery
As Belgium has no natural rivers that were suitable for the coal trade commerce, man-made canals were dug to provide commercial shipping. Since the terrain is not flat, you need a system of locks to allow transport: Enter the Ascenseur de Strepy-Thieu: The world's largest lock/boat lift at 240 feet (73.15 M)