Funicular boat Lift of Strépy-Thieu

Commissioned by the Ministry of Public Works in 1978 to a consortium of Walloon companies, the construction of the Strépy-Thieu Funicular boat lift, unique in the world, began in 1982 and was inaugurated 20 years later in August 2002.

Located on a branch of the Canal du Centre in Hainaut, Belgium, the Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift is a massive piece of industrial engineering.