“Lock on Main Danube Canal "Awaiting Green ligh”
by Emile Abbott.
After 1,200 years a dream became reality on Sept 25th 1992 the Main-Danube-Canal was open for navigation and provided a link to the from the Rhine to the Main and Danube Rivers creating a new river linking the Black Sea in Romania to the North Sea in The Netherlands. This required 34 locks on the Main, 16 on the Main Danube Canal and 16 on the Danube. This lock just outside Nurnberg would give the maximum fall/rise of 81.01 feet.