Reconstruction of the Erlangen lock

Reconstruction of the Erlangen lock

Posted by Viktoria Weissenburger, Monday, 1st October 2018 @ 3:21 pm

Basic  project  data 

Project ID: PA1A160
Project website (German):

Need  and  added  value  for  the  Danube  Region  Strategy

The lock Erlangen was put into operation at the beginning of the 1970s. Soon afterwards the first damages were discovered and first constructional rehabilitation measures were necessary in 1974.


Building of the replacement construction.

The new lock will be built 300m north of the existing weir and lock. The lock chamber will have the same dimensions in lenght as the old lock (190m), while the width will be enhanced by 50cm to 12.5m.

As soon as the new lock has been put into operation, the existing lock will be shut down and partially dismantled.                                                            

Conducted  and  PLANNED  project  activities

The project will be implemented in 8 building phases, including the dismantling of the old lock.

  • 2018: planning approval
  • 2020 - 2025: construction works
  • 2026: operation of new lock
  • 2028 - 2030: deconstruction of the old lock               

Transboundary  impact

Since it is not possible to bypass the lock, its reconstruction is crucial for navigation along the entire Rhine-Main-Danube axis.

Project  beneficiaries  /  target  groups

waterway users

status  and  timeframe

Start date: 2015
End date: 2025


Total budget: approx. 203 million  EUR entirely funded through national budget

Project  team

Project leader: Wasserstraßen-Neubauamt Aschaffenburg / Germany
Address: Hockstraße 10, 63743 Aschaffenburg / Germany

There are no additional partners involved.

Project  environment

project  cross - reference

eusdr  embedding


eusdr  compliance


meta  data

Data provided by viadonau, based on information from the project website and the TEN-T Corridor Study for the Rhine-Danube Corridor - 25.09.2018

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