South Portal - Tunnel de Panneterie - Canal du Nord - Frétoy-le-Château - Oise (60) - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ntpayne
N 49° 40.307 E 002° 57.315
31U E 496771 N 5502139
Quick Description: The south portal of the tunnel de Panneterie near Frétoy-le-Château in Oise (60), France
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 11/7/2020 4:22:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM13CA8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
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Long Description:
The south portal of the tunnel de Panneterie near Frétoy-le-Château in Oise (60), France.

The 1.1 kilometre long tunnel is one way only and controlled by traffic lights. It is lit throughout and has a towpath running along one side. Unusually for a canal there are two summits and there is a tunnel on each one; this is the southernmost of two tunnels.

The canal du Nord is 95 kilometres long and is the only French canal to be built to intermediate dimensions between the 250-tonne Freycinet and the modern high-capacity standards. It was opened in 1966 and will be abandoned in the late 2020s as it gets taken over by the future Seine-Nord Europe Canal.

The canal runs from Arleux, near Douai on the Canal de la Sensée to the junction with the Canal latéral à l’Oise at Pont-l’Evêque.
Is the Tunnel in Use?: In Use

Which End is this Entrance?: South

Date Constructed: 1/1/1960

Length of Tunnel: 1100 metres

Construction Material: Rock lined with stone

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