BRABANT FIGHTS AGAINST WATER
A year after the successfully closure of the
Haringvliet. they started with a new challenge the closure of the
The closure of the Brouwershavense Gat starts
officially in 1962.
As usual they build first a construction dock. On this
occasion the construction dock was situated near Den-Osse and
West-Repart. After the construction dock was completed the works started
on the construction of the barrier. When the barrier was ready on the sandbanks
they started the dumping sand in opening between the two banks.
The only opening then consisted of two channels with a
total length of 1,5 kilometre. To close these two remaining channels they chose
the open caisson method. In this way the two channels were closed one by one.
For the first channel [ Springersdiep ] the use
of the open caissons method was performed. Open caissons are caissons, which are
lowered-scuttled, and via the openings the tides can pass. This facilitates the
easy construction of the barrier.
The last caissons settled on the foundation on the
first of May 1971.
every one is happy with the closure of the Brouwershavense Gat.
For the second channel [ the real Brouwershavense Gat ]
they chose for the cable car method. After the blocks reached sufficient height
above the sea level the gates in the open caissons were closed and finally the
caissons itself filled up with sand.
construction of this delta work was performed by cable cars.
And finally in 1971 the Brouwersdam is ready!!!!
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