Ship lift structure at the Slapy dam


The study deals with the design of the driven structures of the ship lift at the Slapy Dam, which is some 35 km upstream from Prague on the River Vltava. The dam profile is the main reason why the water route from Prague to České Budějovice is not navigable for ships of tonnage up to 300 tons. At present studies deal with several variants of the ship lift structure. Despite the fact that none of the variants has been chosen for further stages of the project preparation, the text describes in detail only two of the planned variants – the lock with high lift and the sloping ship lift.