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Boat Elevator – Strepy-Bracquegnies

Construction of an elevator for boats

Our company carried out the engineering of the steel structure of the elevator and the canal bridge. Earthquake engineering has been a part of the required calculations.

The elevator is of 75m high. The structure includes the access canal, the top chamber, the abutment of 90 m, the mobile containers of 130 m long and the bottom chamber. The foundation of the structure consists of a 35m³ concrete raft.

The structure, calculated using finite elements, is of 1200 tonnes of steel.

Owner

the ministry of public works

Cost

619 000 000 €

Cost of the structural works

185 000 000 €

End of works

2002

 

poly-tech engineering
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