Algerabridge (storm surge barrier)
701

Algerabridge (storm surge barrier) - Capelle aan den IJssel

N 51.916853 / E 4.579988

This storm surge barrier consists of two movable gates that hang between large concrete towers. This was chosen because it is not possible to build a dam, because of the many ships that sail here every day. The important shipping route can now simply remain open, as ships normally sail under the gates. Is there an emergency situation in which the river has to be completely closed off? Then this can be done by lowering the gates. Ships can then continue their journey via the lock.

Source: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed.
Author image: Kris Roderburg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Overzicht_over_de_Hollandsche_IJssel_met_de_Algerabrug_-_Krimpen_aan_den_IJssel_-_20413379_-_RCE.jpg

Algerabridge (storm surge barrier)

Algerabridge (storm surge barrier)
Algerabrug
2922 BP Capelle aan den IJssel

Contact details
E: gemeente@krimpenaandenijssel.nl

Reviews
No reviews were found for this pitstop.
Write a review

Did you visit this location? Help us and write a review.

Select the number of stars you award to this location (based on a maximum of 5 stars) and tell us about your experience

For safety, we want to make sure that you are a human being.