Photographer's Note

I am fascinated by locks, it is for me a big attraction. So I was delighted in Esna.

Two barrage bridges straddle the Nile at this point: one built by the British in 1906, and the "Electricity Bridge" built in the 1990s. Navigation, particularly Nile cruisers ferrying tourists from Luxor to Aswan 155 km further upstream, can be held up for hours while vessels negotiate their way through the lock system.
Esna Lock has 2 entrances, the front entrance is 32 meters in length while the back entrance is 29.3 meters long. 40 meters in depth Diaphragm walls deep been used to construct the Lock and a bridge has been constructed and rested over the walls.
Filling the lock with water and emptying it is carried out through 4 automatic gates while there is a control tower that manages to fill and empty the lock which takes about 6 minutes.

We also had to wait for the passage, but it was fun. And we could sit on the upper deck, enjoying the sun (but not hot!) and the views of the Nile.

In the main photo, the boat waiting near the shore. In Workshop 1 - the vendors in the boat. Workshop 2 - the view of the dam.
All better seen in the large format.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13605 W: 141 N: 35276] (158932)
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