In the city of Louvière, in Wallonia, Belgium, we can find the Boat Lifts on the Canal du Centre.
This group of 4 hydraulic lifts has been declared an Important Heritage Site of Wallonia, and, in 1998, it was designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Currently they are the only hydraulic lifts that still continue to operate in their original form.
These hydraulic lifts, available at Creaciones Vilber Sevillas, are composed of 4 hydraulic locks. Hydraulic locks are built so that boats and other small vessels can overcome the difference in height between some stretches of navigable canals or rivers.