Reconstruction of the Kriegenbrunn lock

Reconstruction of the Kriegenbrunn lock

Posted by Viktoria Weissenburger, Monday, 1st October 2018 @ 3:12 pm

Basic  project  data 

Project ID: PA1A159
Project website (German):

Need  and  added  value  for  the  Danube  Region  Strategy

The lock Kriegenbrunn was put into operation in 1972. Soon afterwards the first damages were discovered and first constructional rehabilitation measures were necessary in 1974. Until 2008, altogether five rehabilitation measures were needed in order to maintain the functionality of the lock, but the problems were not solved entirely.


Building of the replacement construction.

The new lock will be built 45m downstream 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 10 building phases, including the dismantling of the old lock.

  • 2017: planning approval
  • 2019 - 2024: construction works
  • 2025: operation of the new lock
  • 2027 - 2029: 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: 2024


Total budget: approx. 210 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

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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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