Steinhauser lock

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The Steinhauser Schleuse was one of 16 locks for Ruhr shipping that were built on the orders of King Friedrich II .


In this section of the Ruhr , the mill of Steinhausen Castle was located at about the level of the Nightingale Bridge . The impact water was fed to the mill through a great battle that dammed up the Ruhr diagonally. The Ruhr shipping was blocked by this barrier.

In 1780 the Royal Chamberlain Clemens August Freiherr von Elverfeldt had the lock built on the north bank. The lock was 40 meters long and 5.60 meters wide and was made of wood.

In 1806 the state took over the lock until it was demolished around 1856.

The fairway of the lock can only be seen today as a bump in the Ruhrwiesen.

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Coordinates: 51 ° 25 ′ 56 ″  N , 7 ° 18 ′ 53 ″  E