BRABANT FIGHTS AGAINST WATER
Markiezaatskade is a secondary flood barrier constructed as a fence around the
Markiezaat of Bergen op Zoom. By building 4
kilometres long dike between Zuid-Beveland [east of the Kreekraksluizen) and the
Molenplaat near Bergen op Zoom. This flood barrier forms part of the
Compartimenteringswerken. This embankment was constructed to facilitate the
construction of the Oesterdam and to avoid unacceptable high-speed currents
during the construction of the barrier in the Schelde-Rijnverbinding.
The Markiezaatskade consists from North to South of a
1900 meters long lower southerly barrier, a northern barrier and a high barrier
with a length of 1100 meters West of the Molenplaat. Finally a causeway with the
southern side of the Molenplaat.
A part of the dam is destroyed by a storm so they had to make it.
Nice to know:
Behind the embankment the Markiezaatsmeer
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