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Maas–Waal Canal

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Source: Michiel1972

The Maas–Waal Canal is a canal in the Netherlands that connects the river Meuse to the river Waal. The channel is about 13.5 kilometres long and runs from Weurt to the south and ends at Heumen. The connection of the Meuse and the Maas–Waal Canal is the tripoint between the provinces of Gelderland, Limburg and North Brabant.
Construction on the canal began in 1920. On 27 October 1927, the waterway was officially opened by HM Queen Wilhelmina. Before the canal was dug, ships had to make a detour of about 100 km to change from Heumen to Nijmegen to reach the German hinterland; the new route shortened the trip to ~12 km .


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