The Augustow Canal – a monument of nineteenth-century hydro-technology

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This article presents the history of the construction of the Augustów Canal in the first half of the 19th century and its subsequent exploitation. The analysis reveals socio-economic reasons for the changing functions of one of the largest artificial waterways in Europe, along with various engineering and hydro-technical solutions used in its construction. A review of the contemporary condition of the Belarussian section of the canal in the Grodno region contributes to the discussion of its potential as a possible museum, recreational site and tourist attraction.


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, , , , , The Augustow Canal – a monument of nineteenth-century hydro-technology, Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki [Studies in History of Science and Technology], , p.  61-74

    © Studies in the History of Science and Technology: Quarterly scientific journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2015)
    ISSN 0205-9606. Индекс 70143