Podbaba Lock / Zdymadlo Podbaba - Prague (Czech Republic)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 06.994 E 014° 23.632
33U E 456665 N 5551767
Quick Description: Depicted Podbaba Lock (Zdymadlo Podbaba), a key part of Troja-Podbaba waterwork, is one of several important waterway locks in the Czech metropolis and also one of city' technical monuments.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/8/2013 4:45:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMJEH0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
Views: 26

Long Description:

Depicted Podbaba Lock (Zdymadlo Podbaba), a key part of Troja-Podbaba waterwork, is one of several important waterway locks in the Czech metropolis and also one of city' technical monuments.

The last Prague' Vltava river lock, located on the end (at 43.50 Vltava river navigation kilometer) of 3 km long navigation channel leading from the city centre along river's left bank, was constructed in 1899-1902 by Lanna company. The waterwoek has been reconstructed and modernised several times (1954, 1965, 1974–1979, 1996-1998), during the last reconstruction was erected the new tower control-room. The watework comprises small hydroelectric station, modern mechanical Troja weir in the right Vltava arm behind Emperors island (Cisarský ostrov) and lock with two chambers in the left navigation channel. The lock has two collateral chambers - longer (135L×12W×8.5H in m) and shorter (73L×11W×8.5H in m).

Waterway Name: Vltava

Connected Points:
Vltava river and Elbe River from Slapy dam (South of Prague) to Hamburg.


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 1/1/1902

Elevation Difference (meters): 6.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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