Elbe side channel
the Elbe side channel (ESK) is after eight-year old construction period to 15. June 1976 more open, after a dam failure in July 1976 to 24. July 1977 again-more open Channel between the central land channel with Edesbüttel (western wolf castle) over Uelzen and Lueneburg to the Elbe with Artlenburg.
The principal purpose of the channel consists of dealing the Elbe with its varying water levels. For times of the cold war it served alsoto it to receive from Hamburg (over the Elbe) within the territory of the Federal Republic of (old person of Lands of the Federal Republic) an entrance to the central land channel.
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the length of the channel 115.2 km amount to. The difference in height of 61 m of the dust realm of the Elbe above Geesthacht into the vertex attitude becomes with the second largest ship lift Europe in Scharnebeck with Lueneburg (vertical lift of 38 m) and a Schachtschleuse in Uelzen (head of 23 m) overcome. The air-lock Uelzen is a so-called. Thrift lock, when lowering the ships is discharged a majority of the water in three lateral basins. This flowswhen channeling upward again back into the chambers of a lock. “Saved” according to data of the air-lock operator 60% of the water, only 40% changes in such a way of the upper into the lower range of the channel.
The muzzle distance underneath the ship lift becomes by a check gateagainst Elbe floods with water levels over NN + 8.0 m finally.
The air-lock Uelzen is removed momentarily with a second, larger chamber of a lock (completion 2006). Over far distances among other things with Isenbüttel the channel runs as dam distance, D. h. the channel stands inup-poured dams. Within these ranges the channel is led by means of open bridges across roads, railroad lines and rivers.
places, river traversing and meetings at the channel
- integrated municipality Isenbüttel
- sitting castle
- bath Bevensen
annual a marathon race takes place , that nearly completely (40 of 42,2 km) on the western embankment and/or. Crown of the Elbe side channel one runs. The match becomes in the district GIF horn between Stüde (start and a goal) and a turning point close Wittingen delivered. Supervisor is the Marathonverein Stüde.
the channel permits the following ship dimensions:
|Vehicle length||width of vehicle||unloading depth|
|100 m (thrust federations: 185 m)||11.45 m||2.80 m|
although about 80% of the canal section with asphaltic concrete against Wasseraustritt is secured, fallow to 18. July 1976 in the municipality Adendorf in the local part hereditary peat with Lueneburg the Elbe side channel at an underpass. Over 5 million cubic meter water flooded the surrounding countryside.On aerial photos is good this very day the discharge area to recognize.
In order to prevent a running out of the entire channel section between the air-lock Uelzen and the ship lift Scharnebeck, used shut-off positions became beside the safety gate hereditary peat built in the ESK also during the canal constructionwith sheet pile walls among other things assigned in Jastorf with bath Bevensen.
To 20. January 2003 fell a General German Automobile Association rescue helicopter in close proximity to Bienenbüttel into the channel, after this had travelled through under a bridge. The helicopter sank and it came a 37-jähriger emergency surgeonaround the life.
- Karin Brundies, Harald Utecht: Elbe manual, Bd.3, ESK and ELK (DSV publishing house), ISBN 3-884123068
Web on the left of
- water and navigation velvet Uelzen over the ESK
- water and navigation management center
- ELWIS: Air-lock periods of operation ESK
- Marathon association Stüde
- chronicle of1976 mit einem Bild des Kanalbruchs
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