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The way from Antwerp to the south and River Sambre

Canal de Charleroi à Bruxelles & Willebroek | Belgium: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 103.2 km
Number of locks: 10
Lock dimensions: 81.60 x 10.50 m
Max. depth: 2.50
Max. headroom: 4.20
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Canal du Centre | Belgium
Sambre River | Belgium
Schelde / Escaut River | Belgium

This is first of all a rural canal, running through a farming area with many remarkable old castles and churches. But, it is the major axis from north to south and also crosses the industrial zones of Brussels, Manage and Charleroi.

Inclined ship lift of Ronquières
An impressing sight is the modern inclined ship lift of Ronquières.