BRABANT FIGHTS AGAINST WATER
The Philipsdam is a
secondary barrier between the Grevelingendam and Sint Philipsland to close the
Krammer and Volkerak. The dam forms together with the Oesterdam and the
markiezaatskade part of the Compartimenteringswerken.
is the special lock.
Firts of all in the middle of the Krammer a work island
was constructed (at the location of the "Plaat van Vliet" At this work
island a construction siet was digged out to build the actual locks.
The works started in November 1976 the final delivery
of the works was in June 1978.
After the completion of
the work island and the excavation in October 1978
they start ed the construction of two
locks for the inland navigation and a lock for pleasure craft.. On
20 October. 1983 the locks complex is
ready at last !
On the 2nd
of February 1987 the official opening took place
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