A Navigation Lock is Also a Spillway

by Anton M. Grzywienski,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 133-148

Document Type: Journal Paper


When using a lock for purposes other than navigation, water must flow through the chamber. Miter gates are not suitable in such a case. The gates must serve in the same way as for a spillway. The reconstruction of an old lock, situated between the Danube River and the Danube Canal near Vienna, is described. The new mutipurpose structure is equipped with turnable lifting gates and has stilling basins built into the floor.

Subject Headings: Locks (waterway) | Spillways | Gates (hydraulic) | Navigation (waterway) | Water flow | Professional societies | Construction management | Rivers and streams | Danube River | Austria | Europe

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