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After the flooding of Zeeland in 1953 a lot of measures were taken to prevent another disaster.... One of them was building the Delta Works.

The Delta Works is a series of construction projects built in 1986 in the southwest of the Netherlands to protect a large area of land around the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta from the sea. The works consist of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, levees, and storm surge barriers. The aim of the dams, sluices, and storm surge barriers was to shorten the Dutch coastline, thus reducing the number of dikes that had to be raised.

Along with the Zuiderzee Works, they have been declared one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

You can read more about it on these links... very interesting, I think...;-)

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Apr 08 2011 17:02 GMT Donjames
Apr 08 2011 17:05 GMT saffi9
very -also a work of art
Apr 08 2011 17:08 GMT hans55 PRO
great for pictures ...have you been inside ?? ... you can make a guided tour inside the dam !!
Apr 08 2011 17:38 GMT Jakeobean
Anna Maria...wonderful example of marine engineering and architecture.....I was very fascinated by your narrative....thanks so much for the interesting information...
Apr 08 2011 18:00 GMT bandsix
Quite amazing....
Apr 08 2011 18:53 GMT Annamaria
Thanks DJ! ;-)
Apr 08 2011 18:53 GMT Annamaria
Thanks a lot, Dave!
Apr 08 2011 18:54 GMT Annamaria
I know, Hans, but I didn't.....
Apr 08 2011 18:54 GMT Annamaria
Thank you Jake! You are right.... its very interesting...;-)
Apr 08 2011 18:54 GMT Annamaria
It is, Barbara!! ;-)
Apr 09 2011 10:03 GMT clintonfolks
wonderful photo's great history too. thanks for posting Ann.!!!
Apr 09 2011 10:07 GMT Annamaria
You're welcome, David! Thanks again for all your comments!!
Apr 09 2011 10:40 GMT h43
Wow, this is fantastic. Isn't it wonderful to think that they can build this sort of thing to protect you and your wonderful country..
Apr 09 2011 10:44 GMT Annamaria
It is indeed, Heather! ;-))
Apr 10 2011 17:22 GMT elsje323