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© Ville de Roubaix

Lofts recently delivered in a former industrial mill (La Minoterie) in Roubaix, a significant example of conversion of a badly deteriorated
industrial building – this operation was unthinkable without restoration of the canal, a unique selling point.
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© LMCU

The filter basins, an attractive new feature of the canal landscape.

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© LMCU (owner of structure is CG59)

Barges loaded with dredging spoil were the first 'clients' of the Grimonpont lift bridge, completed in September 2008 – next year, it will open to boats!

 

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© Euromapping

Landing stage for boats at Marquette (during a visit by experts meeting in Lille on another Interreg project, on Saturday 4 October : on this picture, the Marketing and Communication Manager of British Waterways, the chief engineeer of Vojvodina waterways in Serbia and an engineer from the Hungarian water and environment agency VKKI)
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© Jan van der Velde par Panoramio.com

Entrance to the Espierres Canal viewed from the right bank of the Scheldt, the start of the 'guard of honour' formed by the 100-year old poplar trees.

 

 

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© Euromapping

On 4 July 2007, Prof John Eaton of Liverpool University made an expert appraisal of the Roubaix Canal, looking at the canal's flora and fauna, and studying invasive species in particular.
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© LMCU

Purified water discharges is discharged into the canal from the 9th and last of the filter basins.

 

 

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© Euromapping

Boaters from the attractive harbour of Wambrechies, along with residential barges and trip boats, are waiting to be able to cruise through the canal to the Scheldt.

 

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