The Meuse (/mjuːz/ mewz, /mɜːz/, US also /mɜːrz, mʌz/ mu(r)z,[2][3][4] French: [møz] ; Walloon: Moûze [muːs]) or Maas (/mɑːs/ mahss,[2][4][5] Dutch: [maːs] ; Limburgish: Maos [mɔːs] or Maas [maːs]) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea from the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta. It has a total length of 925 km (575 miles).

Meuse
The Meuse at Dinant
Basin of the Meuse
Native name
Location
Countries
RegionWestern Europe
Cities
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationPouilly-en-Bassigny, Le Châtelet-sur-Meuse, Haute-Marne, Grand Est, France
 • coordinates47°59′12″N 5°37′00″E / 47.9867°N 5.6167°E / 47.9867; 5.6167
 • elevation409 m (1,342 ft)
MouthNorth Sea
 • location
Hollands Diep, North Brabant/South Holland, Netherlands
 • coordinates
51°42′54″N 4°40′04″E / 51.715°N 4.6678°E / 51.715; 4.6678
 • elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length925 km (575 mi)
Basin size34,548 km2 (13,339 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average350 m3/s (12,000 cu ft/s)
[1]

History edit

From 1301 the upper Meuse roughly marked the western border of the Holy Roman Empire with the Kingdom of France, after Count Henry III of Bar had to receive the western part of the County of Bar (Barrois mouvant) as a French fief from the hands of King Philip IV. In 1408, a Burgundian army led by John the Fearless went to the aid of John III against the citizens of Liège, who were in open revolt. After the battle, which saw the men from Liège defeated, John ordered the drowning in the Meuse of suspicious burghers and noblemen in Liège.[6]

The border remained relatively stable until the annexation of the Three Bishoprics Metz, Toul and Verdun by King Henry II in 1552 and the occupation of the Duchy of Lorraine by the forces of King Louis XIII in 1633. Its lower Belgian (Walloon) portion, part of the sillon industriel, was the first fully industrialized area in continental Europe.[7]

 
Auguste Paul Charles Anastasi, Bank of the Meuse at Zwindrecht (Holland), c. 1857, lithograph, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, DC

The Afgedamde Maas was created in the late Middle Ages, when a major flood made a connection between the Maas and the Merwede at the town of Woudrichem. From that moment on, the current Afgedamde Maas was the main branch of the lower Meuse. The former main branch eventually silted up and is today called the Oude Maasje. In the late 19th century and early 20th century the connection between the Maas and Rhine was closed off and the Maas was given a new, artificial mouth – the Bergse Maas. The resulting separation of the rivers Rhine and Maas reduced the risk of flooding and was considered to be the greatest achievement in Dutch hydraulic engineering before the completion of the Zuiderzee Works and Delta Works.[8][9] The former main branch was, after the dam at its southern inlet was completed in 1904, renamed Afgedamde Maas and no longer receives water from the Maas.

The Meuse and its crossings were a key objective of the Battle of France, the Battle of Sedan and also for the last major German WWII counter-offensive on the Western Front, the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and January 1945.

The Meuse is represented in the documentary The River People released in 2012 by Xavier Istasse.[10]

In July 2021, the Meuse basin was one of the many regions in Europe to experience catastrophic flooding during the 2021 European floods.[11]

Etymology edit

The name Meuse is derived from the French name of the river, derived from its Latin name, Mosa, which ultimately derives from the Celtic or Proto-Celtic name *Mosā. This probably derives from the same root as English "maze", referring to the river's twists and turns.[12]

The Dutch name Maas descends from Middle Dutch Mase, which comes from the presumed but unattested Old Dutch form *Masa, from Proto-Germanic *Masō. Modern Dutch and German Maas and Limburgish Maos preserve this Germanic form. Despite the similarity, the Germanic name is not derived from the Celtic name, judging from the change from earlier o into a, which is characteristic of the Germanic languages.[clarification needed]

Geography edit

 
The Meuse seen from SPOT satellite. The village in the lower right of the photo is Bogny-sur-Meuse; the village in the upper left is Revin.

The Meuse rises in Pouilly-en-Bassigny, commune of Le Châtelet-sur-Meuse on the Langres plateau in France from where it flows northwards past Sedan (the head of navigation) and Charleville-Mézières into Belgium.[13]

At Namur it is joined by the Sambre. Beyond Namur the Meuse winds eastwards, skirting the Ardennes, and passes Liège before turning north. The river then forms part of the Belgian-Dutch border, except that at Maastricht the border lies further to the west. In the Netherlands it continues northwards through Venlo closely along the border to Germany, then turns towards the west, where it runs parallel to the Waal and forms part of the extensive Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta, together with the Scheldt to its south and the Rhine to the north. The river has been divided near Heusden into the Afgedamde Maas on the right and the Bergse Maas on the left. The Bergse Maas continues under the name of Amer, which is part of De Biesbosch. The Afgedamde Maas joins the Waal, the main stem of the Rhine at Woudrichem, and then flows under the name of Boven Merwede to Hardinxveld-Giessendam, where it splits into Nieuwe Merwede and Beneden Merwede. Near Lage Zwaluwe, the Nieuwe Merwede joins the Amer, forming the Hollands Diep, which splits into Grevelingen and Haringvliet, before finally flowing into the North Sea.

The Meuse is crossed by railway bridges between the following stations (on the left and right banks respectively):

There are also numerous road bridges and around 32 ferry crossings.

The Meuse is navigable over a substantial part of its total length: In the Netherlands and Belgium, the river is part of the major inland navigation infrastructure, connecting the Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Antwerp port areas to the industrial areas upstream: 's-Hertogenbosch, Venlo, Maastricht, Liège, Namur. Between Maastricht and Maasbracht, an unnavigable section of the Meuse is bypassed by the 36 km (22.4 mi) Juliana Canal. South of Namur, further upstream, the river can only carry more modest vessels, although a barge as long as 100 m (328 ft). can still reach the French border town of Givet.

From Givet, the river is canalized over a distance of 272 kilometres (169 mi). The canalized Meuse used to be called the "Canal de l'Est — Branche Nord" but was recently rebaptized into "Canal de la Meuse". The waterway can be used by the smallest barges that are still in use commercially almost 40 m (131 ft) long and just over 5 metres (16 ft) wide. Just upstream of the town of Commercy, the Canal de la Meuse connects with the Marne–Rhine Canal by means of a short diversion canal.[14]

The Cretaceous sea reptile Mosasaur is named after the river Meuse. The first fossils of it were discovered outside Maastricht in 1780.

A view of the Meuse in the French Ardennes at Laifour

Basin area edit

 
The Meuse and the Rochers de Freÿr, in front of the Castle of Freÿr south of Dinant
 
The Meuse at Namur, capital of Belgium's Wallonia
 
The Meuse at Liège, third river port of Europe
 
The Meuse (Maas) at Maastricht
 
Meuse near Gennep
 
Meuse near Grave
 
Meuse near Appeltern

An international agreement was signed in 2002 in Ghent, Belgium, about the management of the river amongst France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Also participating in the agreement were the Belgian regional governments of Flanders, Wallonia, and Brussels (which is not in the basin of the Meuse but pumps running water into the Meuse).

Most of the basin area (approximately 36,000 km2) is in Wallonia (12,000 km2), followed by France (9,000 km2), the Netherlands (8,000 km2), Germany (2,000 km2), Flanders (2,000 km2) and Luxembourg (a few km2).

An International Commission on the Meuse has the responsibility of the implementation of the treaty.

The costs of this Commission are met by all these countries, in proportion of their own territory in the basin of the Meuse: Netherlands 30%, Wallonia 30%, France 15%, Germany 14.5%, Flanders 5%, Brussels 4.5%, Kingdom of Belgium 0.5%, and Luxembourg 0.5%.

The map of the basin area of Meuse was joined to the text of the treaty.[15]

As for culture, as a major communication route the River Meuse is the origin of Mosan art, principally (Wallonia and France).

The first landscape painted in the Renaissance was the landscape of Meuse by Joachim Patinir.[16] He was likely the uncle of Henri Blès, who is sometimes defined as a Mosan landscape painter active during the second third of the 16th century (i.e. second generation of landscape painters).[17]

Tributaries edit

The main tributaries of the Meuse are listed below in downstream-upstream order, with the town where the tributary meets the river:

Distributaries edit

 
The lower part of the Rhine-Meuse Delta

The mean annual discharge rate of the Meuse has been relatively stable over the last few thousand years. One recent study estimates that average flow has increased by about 10% since 2000 BC.[18] The hydrological distribution of the Meuse changed during the later Middle Ages, when a major flood forced it to shift its main course northwards towards the river Merwede. From then on several stretches of the original Merwede were renamed "Maas" (i.e. Meuse) and served as the primary outflow of that river. Those branches are currently known as the Nieuwe Maas and Oude Maas.

However during another series of severe floods the Meuse found an additional path towards the sea, resulting in the creation of the Biesbosch wetlands and Hollands Diep estuaries. Thereafter the Meuse split near Heusden into two main distributaries, one flowing north to join the Merwede and one flowing direct to the sea. The branch of the Meuse leading direct to the sea eventually silted up (and now forms the Oude Maasje stream), but in 1904 the canalised Bergse Maas was dug to take over the functions of the silted-up branch. At the same time the branch leading to the Merwede was dammed at Heusden (and has since been known as the Afgedamde Maas) so that little water from the Meuse entered the old Maas courses or the Rhine distributaries. The resulting separation of the rivers Rhine and Meuse is considered to be the greatest achievement in Dutch hydraulic engineering before the completion of the Zuiderzee Works and Delta Works.[8][19] In 1970 the Haringvlietdam has been finished. Since then the reunited Rhine and Meuse waters have reached the North Sea either at this site or, during times of lower discharges of the Rhine, at Hook of Holland.[20]

A 2008 study[21] notes that the difference between summer and winter flow volumes has increased significantly in the last 100–200 years. It points out that the frequency of serious floods (i.e. flows > 1000% of normal) has increased markedly. They predict that winter flooding of the Meuse may become a recurring problem in the coming decades.

Départements, provinces and towns edit

The Meuse flows through the following departments of France, provinces of Belgium, provinces of the Netherlands and towns:

Detailed route edit

Main cities and tributaries will be in bold.

Region Municipality on the left bank Municipality on the right bank Route
       

France

Grand Est Region

Haute-Marne Department

Le Châtelet-sur-Meuse Le Châtelet-sur-Meuse Source near Pouilly-en-Bassigny

  Le Châtelet-sur-Meuse

  Premier pont de la Meuse

Dammartin-sur-Meuse Dammartin-sur-Meuse   Malroy

  Pont de Malroy

  Pont du Pâtis des Vannees

  Ruisseau de Pré Chatenay

Val-de-Meuse Val-de-Meuse   Meuse

  Pont de Meuse (D429 Val-de-Meuse - Dombrot-le-Sec)

  Ruisseau d'Avrecourt

  Railway bridge Culmont-Chalindrey - Toul line

  Ru d'Ouette

  Ru des Fossés

  Ruisseau de Bocheret

  Provenchères-sur-Meuse

  Pont de Val-de-Meuse (D189)

  Ruisseau des Aimeguenons

  Pont de l'A31 (A31 Nancy - Dijon)

  Ruisseau de Joncourt

  Pont de D132

  Ruisseau de l'Étange

  Ruisseau du Grand Étange

Lavilleneuve Val-de-Meuse   Ruisseau de Rangecourt

  Pont de Lavilleneuve (D132)

  Le Viau

Val-de-Meuse   Lénizeul

  Pont de D228

Bassoncourt Bassoncourt   Ruisseau du Soilleron

  Pont de Bassin Court sur la Meuse (D33)

Breuvannes-en-Bassigny Breuvannes-en-Bassigny   Ruisseau des Noues

  Meuvy

  Pont de Meuvy (D220)

Clefmont Clefmont /
Audeloncourt Audeloncourt   Ruisseau du Grand Pré
Levécourt Levécourt   Ruisseau de la Hourie

  Levécourt

  Pont de Levécourt (D131)

Huilliécourt Doncourt-sur-Meuse /
Hâcourt Hâcourt   Pont de Hâcourt
Bourg-Sainte-Marie   Hâcourt

  Ruisseau de Piot

Brainville-sur-Meuse   Pont de Bourg-Sainte-Marie (D119)
Bourmont-entre-Meuse-et-Mouzon Bourmont-entre-Meuse-et-Mouzon   Bourmont
Saint-Thiébault   Saint-Thiébault

  Pont de Saint-Thiébault (D16)

  Ruisseau d'Illoud

Bourmont-entre-Meuse-et-Mouzon   Pont de Gonaincourt (D119)

  Gonaincourt

  Le Mordé

  Pont de Bourmont sur la Meuse (D148)

  Goncourt

Harréville-les-Chanteurs Harréville-les-Chanteurs   Railway bridges Culmont-Chalindrey - Toul line (2x)

  Harréville-les-Chanteurs

  Pont de Harréville-les-Chanteurs (D202)

       

France

Grand Est Region

Vosges Department

Bazoilles-sur-Meuse Bazoilles-sur-Meuse   Railway bridges Culmont-Chalindrey - Toul line (2x)

  Pont de Bazoilles-sur-Meuse (D74 Langres - Neufchâteau)

  Bazoilles-sur-Meuse

Neufchâteau Neufchâteau   Railway bridge Culmont-Chalindrey - Toul line

  Neufchâteau

  Pont de Neufchâteau (D674 Chaumont - Neufchâteau)

  Mouzon

  Railway bridge at Neufchâteau railway station

  Pont All. Charles Péguy

Frebécourt Frebécourt   Pont de Frebécourt

  Frebécourt

  La Saônelle

Coussey Coussey   Coussey

  Pont de Coussey (D3)

Domrémy-la-Pucelle Domrémy-la-Pucelle   Pont de Domrémy-la-Pucelle (D164 Neufchâteau - Greux)

  Domrémy-la-Pucelle

Greux Maxey-sur-Meuse   Vair
Maxey-sur-Meuse   Maxey-sur-Meuse

  Pont de D19

        France

Grand Est Region

Meuse Department

Brixey-aux-Chanoines Brixey-aux-Chanoines   Pont de Brixey-aux-Chanoines
Sauvigny Sauvigny   Ruisseau de Ruppes

  Sauvigny

  Pont de Sauvigny

Montbras /
Sauvigny   Pont de Traveron

  Traveron

Pagny-la-Blanche-Côte Pagny-la-Blanche-Côte   Rivière de Chêtre

  Pont de Pagny-la-Blanche-Côte (D32)

  Rivière de Chêtre

Montbras Champougny /
Taillancourt   La Haute Meuse
Champougny   Champougny

  Pont de Champougny

Maxey-sur-Vaise Maxey-sur-Vaise /
Burey-en-Vaux Sepvigny /
Sepvigny   Pont de Sepvigny (D145)
Neuville-lès-Vaucouleurs Neuville-lès-Vaucouleurs /
Vaucouleurs Chalaines   Chalaines

  Pont de Chalaines (D960 Toul - Bure)

  La Haute Meuse

Ugny-sur-Meuse Rigny-la-Salle   Le Goulot de Meuse

  Ugny-sur-Meuse

Saint-Germain-sur-Meuse   Pont de Ugny-sur-Meuse (D36)

  Saint-Germain-sur-Meuse

  Pont de Saint-Germain-sur-Meuse (D144A)

Ugny-sur-Meuse Ourches-sur-Meuse   Ourches-sur-Meuse

  Pont de D144

Pagny-sur-Meuse Pagny-sur-Meuse   Pont de Pagny-sur-Meuse (N4 Paris - Strasbourg)

  Pagny-sur-Meuse

  Pont de D36

Troussey Troussey   Troussey

  Pont de D36C

  Marne–Rhine Canal

  Pont de Troussey (D36)

Void-Vacon Sorcy-Saint-Martin   Ruisseau de Frasne

  Le Vidus

Sorcy-Saint-Martin   Pont de Sorcy-Saint-Martin (D10)

  Sorcy-Saint-Martin

  Pont de D144

Sorcy-Saint-Martin Euville   Railway bridge Paris-Est–Strasbourg-Ville line

  Issey

  Pont d'Euville (D144)

  Canal de l'Est

Commercy Commercy   Canal de l'Est

  Pont de D36

  Ruisseau de la Noue

Vignot Vignot   Ruisseau d'Aulnois

  Pont de Vignot (D958 Commercy - Pont-à-Mousson)

  Vignot

Commercy Commercy   Pont de Rte de Boncourt (D8A)

  Canal de l'Est

Lérouville Commercy   Canal de l'Est
Boncourt-sur-Meuse Boncourt-sur-Meuse   Railway bridge Lérouville - Metz line

  Pont de Boncourt-sur-Meuse

Pont-sur-Meuse Pont-sur-Meuse   Pont-sur-Meuse

  Pont de Pont-sur-Meuse (D12)

  Ruisseau de Chonville

Vadonville /
Mécrin Mécrin   Pont de Mécrin (D12A)

  Mécrin

Sampigny Han-sur-Meuse   Rivière de Mont
Han-sur-Meuse   Brasseitte

  Pont du Moulin Blussot (D183)

  Ally-sur-Meuse

  Han-sur-Meuse

Saint-Mihiel   Pont de Han-sur-Meuse (D7A)
Kœur-la-Petite Bislée   Pont de D964 (Commercy - Verdun)

  Canal de l'Est

Kœur-la-Grande   Pont de Bislée (D171)

  Bislée

Chauvoncourt   Canal de l'Est
Chauvoncourt   Menonville
Saint-Mihiel Saint-Mihiel   Canal de l'Est

  Saint-Mihiel

  Pont de Saint-Mihiel (D901 Saint-Mihiel - Rumont)

Les Paroches Maizey   Le Rehaut

  Canal de l'Est

Maizey   Maizy
Dompcevrin   Pont de Maizy (D101)

  Dompcevrin

  Le Hamboquin

Bannoncourt Rouvrois-sur-Meuse /
Bannoncourt   La Petite Meuse

  Pont de Bannoncourt (D109)

  Bannoncourt

  Railway bridge LGV Est high speed line (Paris - Strasbourg)

  Ruisseau de Rompierre

Lacroix-sur-Meuse   La Prêle
Woimbey /
Troyon Troyon   Pont de Troyon

  Troyon

Bouquemont /
Tilly-sur-Meuse /
Tilly-sur-Meuse   Pont de Tilly-sur-Meuse

  Tilly-sur-Meuse

Ambly-sur-Meuse   Ruisseau de Récourt
Villers-sur-Meuse Villers-sur-Meuse   Villers-sur-Meuse

  Pont de Villers-sur-Meuse (D21)

Les Monthairons Les Monthairons   Pont de Rue du Lavoir

  Les Monthairons

  Le Petit Monthairon

Dieue-sur-Meuse Dieue-sur-Meuse   Le Clair Fossé

  Ruisseau de la Dieue

  La Petite Meuse

  Pont de Dieue-sur-Meuse (D159)

  Dieue-sur-Meuse

  Ruisseau de Billonneau

  Ruisseau de la Dieue

Dugny-sur-Meuse Haudainville   Pont de l'Autoroute A4 (Paris - Strasbourg)

  Ruisseau du Franc Ban

Belleray Belleray   Pont de Belleray (D301)

  Belleray

  Canal de l'Est

Verdun Verdun   Saint Vanne

  Pont de D330

  Pont de Rued'Anthouard

  Verdun

  Saint Vanne

  Pont Fernand Legay

  Canal du Puty

  Pont Chaussée

  Pont de D603 (Verdun - Metz)

Belleville-sur-Meuse Thierville-sur-Meuse   Railway bridge St-Hilaire-au-Temple-Hagondange line (Verdun-Metz)

  Canal de l'Est

  La Scance

  Pont de D302B

Charny-sur-Meuse Bras-sur-Meuse   Charny-sur-Meuse

  Pont de Bras-sur-Meuse (D115)

Vacherauville Vacherauville   Vacherauville
Marre Champneuville   Ruisseau de la Claire
Chattancourt /
Champneuville   Pont de Champneuville (D214)
Cumières-le-Mort-Homme /
Regnéville-sur-Meuse Samogneux   Regnéville-sur-Meuse

  Pont de Samogneux

  Samogneux

Forges-sur-Meuse Brabant-sur-Meuse   Ruisseau de Forges
Consenvoye Consenvoye   Pont de Consenvoye

  Consenvoye

Dannevoux Sivry-sur-Meuse   Canal de l'Est

  Ruisseau de Guénoville

  Le Butel

  Pont de Dannevoux

  Ruisseau de Brouzel

Vilosnes-Haraumont Vilosnes-Haraumont   Canal de l'Est

  Canal de l'Est

  Vilosnes-Haraumont

  Pont de Vilosnes-Haraumont (D123B)

Brieulles-sur-Meuse Brieulles-sur-Meuse   Ruisseau de Domfontaine

  Brieulles-sur-Meuse

  Le Wassieu

Cléry-le-Petit Liny-devant-Dun   Le Doua

  La Tranchée

Dun-sur-Meuse   Canal de l'Est
Doulcon   Dun-sur-Meuse

  Pont de Dun-sur-Meuse (D998)

  Doulcon

  L'Andon

Sassey-sur-Meuse Milly-sur-Bradon   Ruisseau de Bradon

  Canal de l'Est

Sassey-sur-Meuse   Sassey-sur-Meuse

  Pont de Sassey-sur-Meuse (D30)

  Ruisseau des Gaules

Mont-devant-Sassey   Ruisseau de Mont

  Ruisseau de Longvaux

Saulmory-Villefranche Mouzay   Ruisseau de Froide Fontaine

  Le Grand Mohat

  Le Petit Mohat

Wiseppe /
Stenay   Canal de l'Est
Stenay   Pont de Stenay (D947 Stenay - Montmédy)

  Stenay

  Canal de l'Est

  La Wiseppe

  Ruisseau de Cervizy

Martincourt-sur-Meuse Martincourt-sur-Meuse   Pont de Martincourt-sur-Meuse

  Martincourt-sur-Meuse

Luzy-Saint-Martin Inor   Ruisseau de Cesse

  Pont de Luz

  Inor

  Canal de l'Est

Pouilly-sur-Meuse   Ruisseau du Fond de Noue
Pouilly-sur-Meuse   Pont de Pouilly-sur-Meuse

  Pouilly-sur-Meuse

       / 

France

Grand Est Region

Ardennes Department / Meuse Department

Létanne   Pouilly-sur-Meuse     La Wame

  Létanne

       

France

Grand Est Region

Ardennes Department

Létanne Mouzon   Le Bras de Vincy

  Canal de l'Est

  Canal de l'Est

Mouzon   Mouzon

  Pont de D19

Autrecourt-et-Pourron   Yoncq

  Autrecourt

  Ruisseau de Brouhan

Villers-devant-Mouzon   Villers-devant-Mouzon

  Ruisseau de la Vignette

  Ruisseau des Trois Fontaines

  Coupure de Remilly

Remilly-Aillicourt Douzy /
Remilly-Aillicourt   Petit Remilly

  Pont de Remilly-Aillicourt (D4)

  Remilly

Bazeilles   Chiers

  Aillicourt

  Pont de Bazeilles (D129)

  Coupure de Remilly

Noyers-Pont-Maugis   Ruisseau de Thélonne

  Railway bridge Mohon-Thionville line (Sedan - Thionville)

  Pont-Maugis

Balan   Ruisseau de Batelotte
Wadelincourt   Wadelincourt
Sedan   Pont de Sedan (N43 Sedan - Charleville-Mézières)
Sedan   Pont de l'Avenue Philippoteaux (D8043A)

  Canal de l'Est   Pont du Boulevard Fabert

  Sedan

  Pont de Meuse

  Passerelle Saint-Vincent de Paul

  Canal de l'Est

  Pont-Neuf de Sedan

Glaire Floing   Ruz de Glaire

  Floing

  Glaire

  Tour à Glaire (Glaire)

  Ruisseau de Floing

  Igles (Glaire)

Saint-Menges   Ruisseau du Bas Caillou

  Saint-Menges

Donchery   Ruisseau de la Falizette

  Villette (Glaire)

  Pont de Glaire (A34 Sedan - Charleville-Mézières)

  Railway bridge Mohon-Thionville line (Charleville-Mézières - Sedan)

Sedan   Frénois (Sedan)
Donchery   Pont de Donchery (D24)

  Donchery

Villers-sur-Bar   Vrigne
Vrigne-Meuse   Vrigne-Meuse

  Bar

Dom-le-Mesnil   Canal des Ardennes
Nouvion-sur-Meuse   Nouvion-sur-Meuse

  Pont de Nouvion-sur-Meuse (D33)

Flize   Ruisseau des Trois Fontaines

  Flize

  Ruisseau de Boutancourt

Chalandry-Elaire   Elaire (Chalandry-Elaire)
Les Ayvelles Lumes   Lumes
Lumes   Railway bridge Mohon-Thionville line (Charleville-Mézières - Sedan)
Villers-Semeuse   Pont de Lumes (A34 Sedan - Charleville-Mézières)

  Ruisseau de la Truie

  Dérivation de Romery

Saint-Laurent   Dérivation de Romery
Charleville-Mézières   Le Theux (Charleville-Mézières)
Charleville-Mézières   Vence

  Railway bridge Soissons - Givet line (Charleville-Mézières - Reims)

  Mohon (Charleville-Mézières)

  Canal de l'Est

  Pont de la Victoire (D8043A)

  Mézières (Charleville-Mézières)

  Pont de Pierre

  Saint-Julien (Charleville-Mézières)

Prix-lès-Mézières   Pont de Manchester (N43 Charleville-Mézières - Sedan)

  Ruisseau du Marbay

  Manchester (Charleville-Mézières)

  Prix-lès-Mézières

  Ruisseau des Rejets

  Ruisseau de Praëlle

Warcq   Warcq

  Pont de Warcq (D16)

  Sormonne

Charleville-Mézières   Pont de N43 (Charleville-Mézières - Sedan)

  Passerelle Bayard

  Pont d'Arches (D8043A)

  Canal de l'Est

  Railway bridge Soissons - Givet line (Charleville-Mézières - Reims)

  Railway bridge Soissons - Givet line (Charleville-Mézières - Givet)

  Canal de l'Est

  Charleville-Mézières

  Pont de Mocy (D58)

  Montcy-Saint-Pierre (Charleville-Mézières)

  Passerelle du Mont Olympe

Montcy-Notre-Dame   Ruisseau de la Fontaine du Prince

  Ruisseau de Soiru

  Montcy-Notre-Dame

  Pont de Montcy-Notre-Dame (D58A)

  Canal de l'Est

Aiglemont /
Nouzonville /
Nouzonville   Nouzonville

  La Goutelle

  Ruisseau du Pré Allard

  Pont de Nouzonville (D13)

Joigny-sur-Meuse Joigny-sur-Meuse   Pont de Joigny-sur-Meuse (D1A)

  Joigny-sur-Meuse

Bogny-sur-Meuse Bogny-sur-Meuse   Braux

  Pont Jean-Rogissart (D1)

  Levrézy

  Bogny-sur-Meuse

  Pont Rue Jourde (D1C)

  Château Regnault

Monthermé   Railway bridge Soissons - Givet line (Charleville-Mézières - Givet)
Monthermé   Semois

  Monthermé

  Pont de Monthermé (D989)

Deville   Deville

  Ruisseau de Mairupt

Laifour   Ruisseau de la Lambrèque
Revin   Ruisseau de la Grande Commune

  Ruisseau de la Petite Commune

  Laifour

  Railway bridge Soissons - Givet line (Charleville-Mézières - Givet)

  Pont de Laifour (D1)

Les Mazures /
Anchamps   Railway bridge Soissons - Givet line (Charleville-Mézières - Givet)

  Anchamps   Pont d'Anchamps (D1B)

  Ru de la Pille

  Ruisseau des Meurtriers

Revin   Orzy

  Pont d'Orzy

  Railway bridge Soissons - Givet line (Charleville-Mézières - Givet)

  Revin

  Pont de la Bouverie (D988 Charleville-Mézières - Givet)

  Sartnizon

Rocroi   Pont de Saint-Nicolas

  Saint-Nicolas (Rocroi)

  Faux

  Ruisseau de Falières

Revin   Pont de Fumay (D988 Charleville-Mézières - Givet)

  Ruisseau des Cochons

Fumay   Ruisseau de Come
Fumay   Ruisseau des Manises

  Railway bridge Soissons - Givet line (Charleville-Mézières - Givet)

  Ruisseau de la Folie

Haybes   Fumay

  Pont de Fumay (D7)

  Ri d'Alyse

Haybes   Pont de la Guerre (D7B)

  Haybes

  Ruisseau de Mohron

Fépin   Ruisseau d'Hargnies

  Fépin

Montigny-sur-Meuse Vireux-Wallerand   Risdoux

  Fond de la Mènerie

  Montigny-sur-Meuse

Vireux-Molhain   Vireux-Molhain

  Vireux-Wallerand

  Pont de Vireux (D989)

Hierges   Viroin
Aubrives Aubrives   Aubrives
Ham-sur-Meuse   Ham-sur-Meuse

  Pont de Ham (D46DB)

Chooz   Chooz Nuclear Power Plant
Chooz   Pont de Chemin de Mission

  Chooz

  Pont de Chooz

Rancennes   Le Fond des Vaux

  Les Trois Fontaines (Chooz)

Givet /
Givet   Ruisseau de Rancennes

  Givet

  Pont des Américains (D949)

  Houille

   /   /   / 

France / Belgium

Grand Est Region / Wallonia Region

Ardennes Department / Namur Province

Givet   Hastière     Ruisseau de Mon Idée

  Heer (Hastière)

       

Belgium

Wallonia Region

Namur Province

Hastière Hastière   Heer-Agimont

  Pont de N909

  Hermeton-sur-Meuse

  Hermeton

  Ruisseau de Féron

  Hastière-Lavaux

  Hastière-par-delà

  Pont de Hastière-Lavaux (N915)

  Fond des Vaux

  Ruisseau de Bonsoy

  Ruisseau de la Roule

  Waulsort

  Ruisseau du Chestia

Dinant   Freÿr (Hastière)

  Moniat (Hastière)

Dinant   Anseremme

  Noyon Pré

  Railway bridge line 166 Libramont - Bertrix - Dinant

  Lesse

  Viaduc Charlemagne (N97 Ciney - Philippeville)

  Neffe

  Saint-Paul

  Dinant

  Pont Charles de Gaulle (N936)

  Leffe

  Ruisseau de Leffe

  Bouvignes-sur-Meuse

Yvoir /
Anhée   Houx (Yvoir)

  Railway bridge line 154 Dinant - Namur

  Anhée

  Molignée

  Pont d'Anhée (N92 Namur - Dinant)

  Yvoir

  BocqBocq

  Hun (Anhée)

  Rouillon (Anhée)

  Pont de Rouillon (N947a)

Profondeville   Godinne (Yvoir)

  Rivière (Profondeville)

Profondeville   Burnot

  Burnot

  Pont de Lustin (N947)

  Profondeville

  Tailfer

  Ruisseau de Tailfer

Namur   Boreuville (Namur)
Namur   Pont de Wépion

  Grand Ry

  Dave

  Ruisseau de Dave

  Wépion

  Marlagne

  La Plante

  Pont de Jambes

  Jambes

  Passerelle l'Enjambée

  Sambre

  Namur

  Pont des Ardennes (N90 Namur - Liège)

  Houyoux

  Railway bridge 'Pont de Luxembourg' line 154 Dinant - Namur

  Bouge

  Pont des Grands Malades (N905)

  Viaduc du Beez (E411 Namur - Arlon)

  Beez

  Lives-sur-Meuse

  Brumagne

  Gelbresse

  Marche-les-Dames

Andenne Andenne   Samson

  Samson

  Pont de Namêche (N942)

  Namêche

  Sclayn

  Pont de N968

  Ruisseau de la Loysse

  Seilles

  Andenne

  Pont d'Andenne (N921)

  Andenelle

       

Belgium

Wallonia Region

Liège Province

Wanze Huy   Gisves (Huy)

  Java (Wanze)

  Ben (Huy)

  Bas-Oha (Wanze)

  Solière

  Pont Père Pire (N643)

  Wanze

  Mehaigne

Huy   Anhin

  Railway bridge

  Pont Roi Baudouin (N64 Tienen - Huy)

  Huy

  Hoyoux

  Pont de l'Europe

Amay   Tihange Nuclear Power Station

  Tihange (Huy)

  Pont d'Ampsin (N684)

  Ampsin (Amay)

  Neuville-sous-Huy (Huy)

Amay   Pont d'Ombret (N696)

  Amay

  Ombret-Rawsa

Engis   Ruisseau d'Oxhe

  Flône (Amay)

Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse   Pont de Hermalle

  Hermalle-sous-Huy (Engis)

  Mallieue (Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse)

Engis   Engis

  Pont d'Engis (N639)

Flémalle Flémalle   Ramioul

  Ramet

  Chokier

  Ivoz

  Pont barrage d'Ivoz-Ramet (N677)

  Flémalle

Seraing   Ruisseau de Ville en Cour

  Railway bridge line 125A (Liers - Liège - Flémalle-Haute)

  Val

Seraing   Troque

  Jemeppe-sur-Meuse

  Seraing

  Pont de Seraing (A604 highway Liège Airport - Seraing)

Saint-Nicolas   Tilleur (Saint-Nicolas)
Liège   Ougrée (Seraing)

  Sclessin (Liège)

  Pont d'Ougrée (N63 Liège - Marche-en-Famenne)

  Railway bridge cargo line

Liège   Kinkempois

  Pont de Liège (E25 highway Liège - Luxembourg City  )

  Railway bridge high speed line 3 (Liège - Aachen  )

  Angleur

  Canal de l'Ourthe

  Pont de Fragnée

  Ourthe

  Passerelle la Belle Liègeoise

  Pont du Roi Albert 1er (N30)

  Pont Kennedy

  Passerelle Saucy

  Liège

  Pont des Arches (N3 LiègeGermany  )

  Pont Maghin

  Pont Atlas

  Bressoux

  Jupille-sur-Meuse

  Albert Canal

  Pont - Barrage de Monsin

Monsin Island

  Canal de Monsin

Herstal   Herstal

  Wandre (Liège)

  Pont de Wandre (N667)

  Pont d'Autorute E40 (Liège - Aachen  )

Oupeye Visé   Cheratte (Visé)

  Argenteau (Visé)

  Julienne

  Hermalle-sous-Argenteau (Oupeye)

  Pont de Hermalle-sous-Argenteau

  Richelle (Visé)

  Pont Trilogiport

Visé   Visé

  Pont de Visé (N618)

  Canal de Haccourt - Visé

  Railway bridge 'Pont des Allemands'

  Pont et barrage de Lixhe (N602)

     /   / 

Belgium

Wallonia Region / Flanders Region

Liège Province / Limburg Province

Visé   Voeren     Lixhe (Visé)

  Berwinne

  Nivelle (Visé)

   /   /    Belgium / Netherlands

Wallonia Region / Limburg Province

Liège Province  

Visé   Eijsden-Margraten     Voer

  Eijsden (Eijsden-Margraten)

  Lanaye (Visé)

  Bike ferry service Lanaye - Eijsden

  Canal de Lanaye

  Petit Lanaye (Visé)

     

Netherlands

Limburg Province

Maastricht Maastricht   Maastricht

  John F. Kennedybrug N278 (Maastricht - Aachen  )

  JekerJeker

  Pedestrial bridge 'Hoge Brug'

  Pedestrial bridge 'Sint-Servaasbrug'

  Wilhelminabrug

  Railway bridge Maastricht

  Noorderbrug

  Zuid-Willemsvaart

  Juliana Canal

  Borgharen

   /   /    Belgium / Netherlands

Flanders Region / Limburg Province

Limburg  

Lanaken   Maastricht     Smeermaas (Lanaken)

  Itteren (Maastricht)

  Neerharen (Lanaken)

Maasmechelen   Meerssen     Geul

  Uikhoven (Maasmechelen)

  Bike ferry service Uikhoven - Geulle aan de Maas

  Geulle aan de Maas (Meerssen)

  Oude Broekgraaf

Stein     Kotem

  Elsloo

  Scharbergbrug (E314   / A76   Genk   - Heerlen   - Aachen  )

  Stein

  Meers

  Maasmechelen

  Kirkbeek

  Maasband

  Leut (Maasmechelen)

  Ur

  Urmond (Stein)

  Berg aan de Maas (Stein)

  Car ferry service Meeswijk - Berg aan de Maas

Dilsen-Stokkem   Sittard-Geleen     Obbicht (Sittard-Geleen)

  Boyen (Dilsen-Stokkem)

  Vrietselbeek

  Bike ferry service Rotem - Grevenbicht

  Grevenbicht (Sittard-Geleen)

  Kogbeek

  Kingbeek

Echt-Susteren     Illikhoven (Sittard-Geleen)

  Visserweert (Sittard-Geleen)

Maaseik     Heppeneert (Maaseik)

  Kokkelert (Sittard-Geleen)

  Zanderbeek

  Maaseik

  Pater Sangersbrug (N761   / N296   Maaseik   - Susteren  )

Maasgouw     Ohé en Laak (Maasgouw)

  Bosbeek

  Aldeneik (Maaseik)

Kinrooi     Ophoven (Kinrooi)

  Bike ferry service Ophoven - Ohé en Laak

  Albeek

  Stevensweert (Maasgouw)

     

Netherlands

Limburg Province

Maasgouw Maasgouw   Maasbracht

  Wessem

  Bike ferry service Thorn - Wessem

  Bike ferry service Maasbracht - Wessem

  Maasbrug bij Wessem (A2 Eindhoven - Maastricht)

  Juliana Canal

  Wessem-Nederweert Canal

  Linne-Buggenum Canal

Roermond   Vlootbeek

  Linne (Maasgouw)

Roermond   Merum

  Bike ferry service Ool - Oolderhuuske

  Ool

  Herten

  Roermond

  Rur

  Louis Raemaekersbrug (N280 Roermond - Weert)

  Maasnielderbeek

  Railway bridge Buggenum (Iron Rhine Weert - Roermond)

Leudal   Linne-Buggenum Canal

  Buggenum (Leudal)

  Neerbeek

  Swalm

Beesel   Bike ferry service Neer - Rijkel

  Rijkel (Beesel)

  Neer (Leudal)

Peel en Maas   Beesel

  Kessel-Eik (Peel en Maas)

  Huilbeek   Kessel (Peel en Maas)

  Car ferry service Kessel - Beesel

  Tasbeek

  Reuver (Beesel)

  Scheikensbeek

Venlo   Oijen (Peel en Maas)

  Belfeld (Venlo)

  Aalsbeek

  Steyl (Venlo)

  Car ferry service Baarlo - Steyl

Venlo   Engerbeek

  Tegelen

  Springbeek

  Zuiderbrug (A73 Nijmegen - Venlo)

  Wijlderbeek

  Blerick

  Stadsbrug Venlo (N556)

  Railway bridge Venlo (Venlo–Eindhoven and Nijmegen–Venlo lines)

  Venlo

  Rijnbeek

  Stepkensbeek

  Noorderbrug (A67 Venlo - Duisburg  )

Horst aan de Maas   Stopbeek

  Baarsdonk

  Everlose Beek

  Vorstermolenbeek

  Grubbenvorst (Horst aan de Maas)

  Velden (Venlo)

  Car ferry service Grubbenvorst - Velden

  Latbeek

  Hasselt (Venlo)

  Salderbeek

  Houthuizen (Horst aan de Maas)

  Molenbeek van Lotum

  Lomm (Venlo)

  Wielder (Horst aan de Maas)

  Tassbeek

  Lottum (Horst aan de Maas)

  Car ferry service Lottum - Lomm