Storm surge barrier
Most of Zeeland is at or under sea level. In 1953 the dikes were in poor condition and too low. In those days the chance of flooding was once in eighty years. Thanks to the storm surge barrier, this risk has now been reduced to less than once in 4000 years. Take the opportunity to visit this construction inside and outside. You will be surrounded by concrete with a 200-year guarantee, 45 metre wide steel doors are raised to let the tides rush through below them. A must to visit – a must to have seen!
Film Storm surge barrier
Source: www.Deltawerken.com; Job van de Sande.
Panoramaview Storm surge barrier
Click here for a panorama view of the Storm surge barrier.
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