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Juliana canal
Beginning waterway: 
Limmel
Height beginning waterway: 
44.05 meter
To: 
Maasbracht
Height end waterway: 
21.00 meter
CEMT klasse: 
Va Groot Rijnschip en Duwvaart met 1 bak
Length: 
36 km
Start construction: 
1925
Taken in service: 
1935
Number of locks: 
3
Number of locks at opening: 
4
Rise: 
11.85 meter
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The Juliana Canal, named after Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, is a 36 km long canal in the southern Netherlands, providing a bypass of an unnavigable section of the river Meuse between Maastricht and Maasbracht. It is an important transport connection between the ports of the Rhine delta and the industrial areas of southern Limburg and southern Belgium. The Juliana Canal was constructed in the 1920s and 1930s, and opened in 1935. It was important for the development of coal mining in southern Limburg (terminated in the 1970s), since it is suited for larger ships than the older Zuid-Willemsvaart, which runs from 's-Hertogenbosch to Maastricht, partly through Belgium. The Juliana Canal runs parallel to the Meuse, at maximum 3 km east of the river. Between Maasbracht and Maastricht, the canal gains approximately 25 m of elevation. There are locks at Limmel (near Maastricht), Born, and Maasbracht. Until 1965, there used to be another lock near Roosteren. When the locks of Born and Maasbracht were modernized, these became unnecessary and were destroyed. There are ports at Maastricht, Stein, Born and Maasbracht. The port at Stein used to be the second large inland port in Europe, after Duisburg in Germany. This was because of the Dutch State Mines. All the coal mines the Netherlands had were in this area. Today, DSM still owns a part of the port.
Sluis Limmel
Sluis Limmel
Sluis Limmel
Haven Itteren
Haven Itteren
Aanleg haven Bunde
Aanleg haven Bunde
Bocht van Elsloo
Stein
Haven Stein
Stein
Brug Urmond
Brug Urmond
Urmond
Sluis Born
Sluis Born
Sluis Born
Sluis Born
Brug Illikhoven
Brug Roosteren
Brug Roosteren
Brug Echt
Brug Echt
Maasbracht
Sluis Maasbracht
Sluis Maasbracht
Sluis Maasbracht
Sluis Maasbracht
Sluis Maasbracht
Pompgemaal Maasbracht
Bunkerhaven Maasbracht