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‘Odra-Vistula’ The Shortest Inland Waterway Binding The West With The East Of Europe

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MT010081

Volume

53

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

769 kb

Author(s)

M. A. Michalski

Abstract

"Odra-Vistula" - the shortest inland waterway binding the west with the east of Europe M. A. Michalski Institute of the Port and Fleet Operations Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland Abstract There are two main river systems in Poland, the basin of the Odra and the basin of the Vistula. They are bound by the waterway "Vistula-Odra". This waterway forms part of the transeuropean waterway E70. Forty years ago a pilot of Polish waterways was printed. This book is now out-of-print and moreover it is largely obsolete. The author tries to describe the Vistula-Odra as of 2000 and to anticipate its future. 1 Introduction There are two main river systems in Poland, both leading in parallel from the south to the north. The first is the Odra and the other is the Vistula Today there is only one waterway binding the above mentioned systems. It is the waterway "Vistula-Odra". The first canal was built in 1774 and allowed traffic to the weight of 150 tons. The second canal was finished in 19

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