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Lock Inspections

Every day 10 to 15 large ships pass through the Dortmund-Ems canal. But every six years traffic comes to a complete standstill. It's time for the 14 metre high lock gates to get a thorough inspection. Emptied of water the gigantic steel constructions resemble monumental sculptures according to lock Inspector Benedict Spieker.

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