Ludwig-Donau-Main-Kanal (Ludwig Kanal) / The Ludwig Danube-Main Canal (Ludwig Canal)

Ludwig-Donau-Main-Kanal (Ludwig Kanal) / The Ludwig Danube-Main Canal (Ludwig Canal) (HM2MYD)

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 Rhein, Main und Donau
wollte schon Karl der Große mit der ab 793 gebauten Fossa
Carolina verbinden. Dieses Projekt griff der bayerische König
Ludwig I. (1825-1848) wieder auf. Er beauftragte 1830 Hein-
rich von Pechmann mit der Planung. Die Bauarbeiten dauerten
von 1836-1846. Das Teilstück von Bamberg bis Nürnberg wurde
1843 eröffnet.

Der Kanal
war 173 km lang und führte von Kelheim nach Bamberg. Um die
Höhenunterschiede auf dieser Strecke auszugleichen, baute man
100 Schleusen. Der Kanal hatte eine Breite von 15,80 m und war
1,46 m tief. Das höchste Transportaufkommen wurde im Jahr
1850 mit 200.000 Tonnen erreicht. Mit dem Siegeszug der Eisen-
bahn (ab 1835 Strecke Nürnberg-Fürth) begann der Niedergang
des Ludwigkanals. Nach Zerstörungen im 2. Weltkrieg wurde er
1950 weitgehend aufgelassen.


In Bamberg
erinnern die Schleuse 100, die eisernen Kräne (2) und die aus
Sandstein 1840 gebaute Lagerhalle (3) an die kurze Blütezeit.
Heute verbindet der Main-Donau-Kanal (Bauzeit 1960-1992)
Nordsee und Schwarzes Meer.-
(English translation:)

The



Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers
- Charlemagne wanted to connect the three rivers with the Fossa Carolina canal, constructed from 793 onwards. This same project was again undertaken by the Bavarian king Ludwig I (1825-1848). In 1830 he commission Heinrich von Pechmann, and construction was underway from 1836-1846. The section from Bamberg to Nuremberg was
opened in 1843.

The Canal was 173 km long and led from Kelheim to Bamberg.
To compensate for differences in elevation along the route,
100 locks were built. The channel had a width of 15.80 meters and was
1.46 meters deep. The highest transport volume was reached in the year
1850 with 200,000 tons. With the triumph of railroad (from 1835 the Nuremberg - Fürth route) began the decline of the Ludwig Canal. After the damage wrought by World War II, it was mostly abandoned in 1950.

In Bamberg remnants of the canal from its heyday are Lock No. 100, the iron cranes (No. 2 in historical photo) and warehouse made of sandstone, built in 1840 (No. 3 in historical photo). Today, the Main-Danube Canal (construction period 1960-1992) connects the
North Sea to the Black Sea.
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Date Added Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 364238 N 5528067
Decimal Degrees49.88958333, -10.89006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 53.375', W 10° 53.404'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 53' 22.5" N, 10° 53' 24.24" W
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