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Lock 56 Fonserannes

Fonserannes Lock is a staircase lock on the Canal du Midi near Béziers. It consists of eight ovoid lock chambers and nine gates, which allow boats to be raised a height of 21.5 m, in a distance of 312 m. Whilst the flight was built as an 8-rise, to allow boats to cross the River Orb on a level, rejoining the canal a little further downstream, the crossing of the Orb was long ago replaced by an aqueduct. Boats now enter and exit the lower end of the flight through the side of chamber seven, which is maintained at its upper level, and it is operated as a 6-rise. The eighth chamber, which locks down into the Orb, is now disused.
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