The Delta Plan was established after the devastating flood of 1953. This flood occurred when a storm surge coincided with high tides along the North Sea coast in the Zeeland province. The plan eventually included a complicated series of dams, sluice gates, storm surge barriers, locks, and bridges. Not only is the southwest part of the country safer from the threat from the sea but many new transportation links now allow free movement among the Zeeland Islands. In this trip we see some of the greatest Civil Engineering accomplishments in the world.
Maeslant Barrier view from above.
Students touring the Eastern Schelde barrier.