The Arzviller Boat Lift, one of the French waterway’s most iconic features,which was closed between July 2013 and May 2014 following a serious incident (photo, left), closed again on July 10th 2014.
Information has it that repairs made during 2013-2014 have failed and that further work is now necessary to the tracks and rails that the tank runs on.
The Marne-Rhine canal is now closed at Arzviller and is likely to remain so until
the end of 2014 mid-July 2015. There are serious consequences for self-drive hire boat and hotel barge operations in the area, as well as to private boat plaisanciers.