List of boat lifts

This list includes all types of constructions to lift or lower boats between two levels of a waterway, such as boat lifts, canal inclined planes, portage railways and water slopes, but excluding conventional locks. This list is not complete.

Belgium

Canada

China

  • Danjiangkou dam boat lift, also in Hubei Province, capable of lifting vessels of 450 tons displacement.
  • Geheyan dam boat lift, in Hubei Province, capable of lifting vessels of 300 tons displacement. The dam was completed in 1994, but technical difficulties delayed the opening of the ship lift for four more years.
  • Longtan dam boat lift, capacity to lift vessels of 250 tons, in a basin 40×10.8×1.8 meters, and a vertical lift of 68.5 meters.[2]
  • Yantan Ship Lift
  • Three Gorges Dam, boat lift (possibly complete July 2016)[3] and staircase lock[4][5]

France

Germany

Japan

Netherlands

  • Broekerhaven Overhaal

Poland

Russia

United Kingdom

United States

References

Further reading

  • Tew, David (1984). Canal Inclines and Lifts. Sutton Books. ISBN 0-86299-031-9. 
  • Uhlemann, Hans-Joachim (2002). Canal lifts and inclines of the world (English Translation ed.). Internat. ISBN 0-9543181-1-0. 
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