Lock System Eddersheim

Space for something new

In order to achieve operational safety and to keep up with technical advances, the Waterway Construction Authority, Aschaffenburg installed new gates with an electro-hydraulic drive to the lock system located at the Main. KREBS+KIEFER planned the execution of the solid construction.

Basic maintenance accompanied the extensive demolition work to the locking heads, in order to create niches for anchoring the new system and equipment parts. Because the modern drive technology requires more space than the previous mechanics, the heads were elevated. The engineers planned additional emergency locks – with the advantage that during future maintenance works on the gates the whole lock chamber would not need to be drained, only a small area in front of and behind the affected gate would need to be.


  • Execution plan for solid construction