Originally Posted by Gumbalaya
They gave up on it - German
Aare river and the connected lakes already flow into the Rhine but they'd have built 14 locks. The financing and ecological concerns tanked the project.
The even bigger project would have connected Lake Geneva with the Lake Neuchatel and the Mediterranean on top of it but here as well: similar concerns.
Danke fur als Transhelvetischer Kanal, ich habe kein problem Deutsche sprache zu lesen.
You'r right, I recall long time ago there was a plan to link from Ticino over Milano onto River Po and therewith the Adriatic Sea, anyway northern Italy did not implement the project.