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Every engineer ought to see this

If you like engineering type attractions, check out this "needle dam" which controls the water flow... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
New Mexico
Take a moment and explore

If you are on the Spreuer bridge, then take a moment and read the information panel on the dam and... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

If you like engineering type attractions, check out this "needle dam" which controls the water flow out of Lake Lucerne via the Rheuss river (I think I spelled that right, not sure). Been in use for well over 100 years.

Thank SparkyEstonia
Reviewed 19 September 2018

If you are on the Spreuer bridge, then take a moment and read the information panel on the dam and power plant. No need to go out of your way, but worth a few minutes as you stroll the city

Thank Sharkhunter2010
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The Needle Dam operates by adding or removing thin wooden poles which in turn regulate the height of the lake. While such technology is old, it still works well!

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 4 July 2018

I strolled past this spot on a group tour. Our guide did not stop to give us much information about it other than to say that it controlled water levels. It was easy to walk by and keep going. However there is an informational sign...More

Thank LoveToTravelTerrie
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

As you are walking along the river or on the Spreuer Bridge take the time to stop and check out this quite smart way of managing the water level first installed in 1859. It is still the way they manage water levels today. If you...More

Thank tnantx
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is a great place to visit, especially for those who are technically interested. See how the water level is regulated, and visit the Bridge just beyond whilst you are here.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 12 April 2018

It gets the job done and has for almost a millennium. I hope it does not get lost to progress. I thought it was neat.

Thank MikeN660
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Nadelwehr was a dam near the Spreuer Bridge constructed in the past to control water level to prevent flooding in the nearby area. We were quite surprised to find that it is still functioning today. We took a few photos on the wheels and the...More

1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We got to the dam from the Nine towers, and it's a place that you can't miss. It's really amazing to see something that was built so many years ago and is maintained until today. There is information around the dam itself and is really...More

Thank Lilach_Gilboa
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Heading towards the Spreuer Bridge from the Chapel Bridge, this dam is quite a feature, especially during a snow fall

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