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Travel Bug Dog Tag Pillar Oosterschelde

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Friday, 28 August 2009
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In the hands of kiterjac & jacwie.

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The Oosterscheldekering (in English: Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier), between the islands Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland, is the largest of the 13 ambitious Delta works series of dams, designed to protect the Netherlands from flooding. The nine kilometre-long Oosterscheldekering (kering meaning barrier) was initially designed, and partly built, as a closed dam, but after public protest huge sluice-gate-type doors were installed in the remaining four kilometres. These doors are normally open, but can be closed under adverse weather conditions. In this way the saltwater marine life behind the dam is preserved and fishing can continue, while the land behind the dam is safe from the water. The Oosterscheldekering was the biggest, most difficult to build and most expensive part of the Delta works. Work on the dam itself started in April 1976 and was completed in June 1986, though the road over the dam was completed only in November 1987. To facilitate the building, an artificial island Neeltje-Jans was created in the middle of the estuary. When the construction was finished, the island was rebuilt to be used as educative centre for visitors and as a base for maintenance works. The dam is based on 65 concrete pillars with 62 steel doors, each 42 metres wide. The parts were constructed in a dry dock. The area was then flooded and a small fleet of special construction ships lifted the pillars and placed them in their final positions. Each pillar is between 35 and 38.75 metres high and weighs 18000 tonnes. Location: see Google Maps link:,3.701706&spn=0.105228,0.201530&t=k&hl=en

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Tracking History (23555.6mi) View Map

Visited 10/13/2019 kiterjac & jacwie took it to Höchster Cache Dithmarschens? Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - .66 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/13/2019 kiterjac & jacwie took it to Element METALL Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 12.32 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/12/2019 kiterjac & jacwie took it to Twieberge (Earthcache) Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 23.71 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/12/2019 kiterjac & jacwie took it to Bonus zum GCHN-Labcache - Wacken Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 1.51 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/12/2019 kiterjac & jacwie took it to Vaaler Zentrum Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 9.06 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 10/10/2019 kiterjac & jacwie retrieved it from 17. Steinburger Stammtisch Schleswig-Holstein, Germany   Visit Log

Wir nehmen dich mal mit ! Mal sehen , wohin die Reise geht !

Viele liebe Grüße
kiterjac & jacwie

Dropped Off 10/10/2019 oneways placed it in 17. Steinburger Stammtisch Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 22.99 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 10/07/2019 oneways grabbed it   Visit Log

Diesen schönen TB habe ich mir heute geschnappt.

Visited 10/05/2019 drachenmaedchen took it to Den Schiffen so nah... Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 11.62 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/15/2019 drachenmaedchen took it to Baumfriedhof Hamburg, Germany - .25 miles  Visit Log
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