Notes on the Geography of Belgium: Ascenseur de Strépy: Photo 2
Lift No. 4, the Thieu Lift, had been under construction for many years when it finally opened after World War I. The technology was proposed as early as 1879, and the first of the four locks in the system opened about a decade later. The three others took much longer to build. The designer was a British engineer, Edwin Clark.
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