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The Oosterscheldt Storm Surge Barrier is made up of 65 prefabricated and prestressed-concrete piers,weighing 18,000 tons apiece, placed without piling on the seabed and equipped with 300- to 500-ton weighing steel sliding gates. The barrier extends 2.8 km across three channels formed by two work islands and a 128-ft-high dike.

The picture shows the first part from the barrier in the north, on the Hammen channel, between our island, Schouwen-Duiveland, including 16 piers/15 gates, and the first work eiland where the Visitor Center, called Neeltje Jans, has been built.

The second part on the Schaar channel, includes 17piers/16 gates, the last and most southern, the barrier on the Roompot channel, includes 32piers/31 gates.

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Read on the WEB - Seven Wonders of Modern World:

As a tribute to the greatest civil engineering achievements of the 20th century, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has chosen the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

The international wonders demonstrate modern society's ability to achieve unachievable feats, reach unreachable heights, and scorn the notion "it can't be done."

ASCE honored the following civil engineering marvels:

Channel Tunnel (England & France)
CN Tower (Toronto)
Empire State Building (New York)
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco)
Itaipu Dam (Brazil/Paraguay)
Netherlands North Sea Protection Works (Netherlands)
Panama Canal (Panama)

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