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Flying over de Oosterscheldekering

Here's a new picture taken during the aerial tour Rob and I made about one and a half week ago (see for more picture the theme: Flying over Holland.), but this picture is a bit different, no cityscape, but a view over a part of de Deltawerken, an impressive flood barrier in the provinces of Zeeland and Zuid-Holland.

The part you can see here is de Oosterscheldekering (Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier). It is located in Zeeland between the islands Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland. It is the largest of the dams of de Deltawerken.

De Deltawerken were designed after the catastrophe of the North Sea Flood (in Dutch: de Watersnoodramp)in 1953. It has to protect a large part of the Netherlands from flooding.

De Oosterscheldekering is nine kilometers long. It's partly a closed dam, but here you can see the part that has 'doors', that were installed to protect the saltwater marine life in de Oosterschelde. Normally these doors are open. The dam was in 1986 opened by Queen Beatrix.

In the top of the shot you can see a part of the wing of the Cessna we flew in.

I hope you like this 7th picture in the theme!
I hope you like this one!
For direct links to the other pictures in the theme:
Picture 1: Schiphol - Amsterdam Airport
Picture 2: Amsterdam - Stopera
Picture 3: Amsterdam - Museumplein
Picture 4: Rotterdam - de Maas
Picture 5: Haarlem - Towncentre
Picture 6: Hoek van Holland - Nieuwe Waterweg
Picture 7: Zeeland - Oosterscheldekering

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