BRABANT FIGHTS AGAINST WATER
the closure of the Haringvliet , the estuary off the Isle Goeree a number
achievements are completed in one operation:
A larger area is better protected to floods.
A better distribution of the fresh water.
these advantages also resulted in problems.
solution came in the form release lock complex with a width of almost
facilitate the construction of the locks
they build a temporary work dock of 1400 by 600 meters in the middle of
the estuary of the Haringvliet.
build the lock's first because there is no restriction with the tides. They also
can use it as a base to manufacture the caissons. To establish this and to
arrange for the proper foundation a total number of 21800 piles had to be driven
into the soils at locating.
the month of May 1961 the piling is finally completed.
On the piles they build pillars and in-between the lock doors are positioned. In order to have all lock doors properly operated a total number of 68 engine rooms are constructed.
The construction of all the locks cost 96 million exclusive of the steel gates.
This shows on of
the lock doors.
On finalization of the locks it is
a strange appearance. Two locks ready and no barrier.
Ice near the haringvliet locks , now you can see very
well the different between sea and fresh water, the water on the right site is
fresh water and on the left site is seat water.
the above operations they begin with the closure of two little openings at
the dewatering lock and
Voorne-putten there is still a pit with the lowest point of
20 meter. This opening is closed with a technique witch is used
before with success, namely the cable car.
1970 a new milestone. The 6th delta work
has been completed.!!!!
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