Vives Eaux

Vives-Eaux Dam

Reconstruction of Vives-Eaux Dam.

  • Site / Location : Boissise-La-Bertrand
  • Customer : Voies Navigables de France (VNF)
  • Duration : 4 years

Project Description

Four of the seven parts making up the 175-m pedestrian footbridge that will connect both banks of the Seine were laid, including the section that will pass over the large lock.
13,000 boats and 4 million tonnes of goods are transported each year in this section of the Seine between Paris and the commune of Montereau.

Built 70 m upstream of the old structure constructed in 1928, the dam erected for Voies Navigables de France (VNF) and designed by Artelia Eau Environnement and Luc Weizmann Architectes is equipped with a fish pass and three automated check valves to better control water variations. There are also plans to create a boom as an extension of the central lock wall and to demolish the old dam.

Begun in March 2014, the reconstruction of Vives-Eaux Dam was completed in July 2017 with the commissioning of the new dam and the opening of the public footbridge.