• Short Summary

    Work began this week on a massive 34 million sterling ( 83 million dollar) dyke to close one of the major gaps in the Netherlands's southern sea defences.

  • Description

    Work began this week on a massive 34 million sterling ( 83 million dollar) dyke to close one of the major gaps in the Netherlands's southern sea defences. The four mile (6 km) dyke is part of the 25-year project to control and reclaim the Rhine delta south of the Hague and Rotterdam.

    The southern part of the Brouwershaven gap is being closed by thousands of concrete blocks dropped from specially designed cable-cars. The northern part is being closed at the same time by the caisson method. When the gaps are closed, work will start on shaping the dyke itself, which will eventually have a motorway and a tourist road running along it.

    This dramatic film of the closure work was shot by Visnews cameraman Jac de Giar.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA10EJA2A4OYB70UARJN3J1C6TN
    Media URN:
    VLVA10EJA2A4OYB70UARJN3J1C6TN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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