Property: The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainaut)
Id. N°: 856
State Party: Belgium
Criteria: C (iii)(iv)
The Committee inscribed the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv):
Criterion (iii): The boat-lifts of the Canal du Centre bear remarkable testimony to the hydraulic engineering developments of 19th-century Europe.
Criterion (iv): These boat-lifts represent the apogee of the application of engineering technology to the construction of canals.