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Bijland canal
Beginning waterway: 
Tolkamer
To: 
Millingen
Vaarwegnummer: 
101
CEMT klasse: 
VIc Duwvaart 2x 3 of 3x 2 bakken naast elkaar
Max. toegestane afmetingen: 
Traject: 
Algemeen Spijksche Veer - Gorinchem
Lengte: 
135.00 meter
Breedte: 
22.80 meter
Traject: 
Duwvaart Spijksche Veer - Gorinchem
Lengte: 
193.00 meter
Breedte: 
22.90 meter
Traject: 
Duwvaart breed Spijksche Veer - Gorinchem
Lengte: 
193.00 meter
Breedte: 
34.35 meter
Length: 
3 km
Start construction: 
1773
Taken in service: 
1776

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Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 08:37

The Bijland Canal is a canal in the Dutch province of Gelderland, near the Dutch-German border. It is currently by far the most important river-stretch of the Rhine when that major river enters the Netherlands.

It was dug between 1773 and 1776 to cut off a large bend in river Waal to improve water regulation. This bend, and comparable waters, are currently only minor streams. They are known as the minor Oude Waal and De Bijland, and the larger Oude Rijn. The, more or less, defunct flows now only serve one purpose: to function as a buffer zone between the free flowing Waal and Nederrijn on one side and the abandoned stream-beds on the other side. The defuncts streams are shallow waters for most of the time and serve as an important spawning ground for all kinds of fish