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Old November 2nd, 2009, 04:48 PM   #1
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Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier, Netherlands

Not urban but a giant engineering structure. The Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier ('Oosterscheldekering') was completed in 1986 and is part of the 'Delta Works' sea protection works started after the 1953 flood. The barrier has 62 steel doors each 42 metres (140 feet) wide. They are normally open but are closed hydraulically when there is a North Sea high water level alert. The door gates slide between big concrete pillars, each one up to 40 metres (130 feet) high. The barrier consists of three parts between artificial created islands. The structure is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) long. All photos taken 23 Oct 2009.

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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This barrier is really huge, nice photos btw
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 02:18 AM   #3
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Wow, that's an amazing structue!
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