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Notes on the Geography of Belgium: Ascenseur de Strépy: Photo 6

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A bit of the much wider new canal. It's only about 10 miles long, approximately connecting the Scheldt at Tournai with the Meuse at Charleroi. The rebuilding of the canal began in 1963, prompted by passage of the Act of 1,350 Tons, a 1954 law standardizing maximum barge weights in Europe at 1,350 tons.

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