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Favorite thing: How many pilars does the Storm surge barrier have?
A total of 65 Pillars and 62 "doors".
What was the price to build the Storm surge barrier?
23,8 Million Euro
Why can the Storm surge barrier be opened?
This is necessary for the unique Flora & Fauna. The Oosterschelde is a National Park, Next to that is also very important for clamps.
How many times has the Storm surge barrier been closed?
The barrier has been closed 21 times for safety. Last time was in Oct. 2002
Where does the name "Neeltje Jans" comes from?
The Little island Neeltje jans is named after the "zandplaat" which it first was. This "zandplaat" is probabely named after a fishersboat who crashed there in 1780. Others say that the "zandplaat" was named after a goddess who had a temple in the water. A statue of this goddes can be fond in the Delta expo.
When did they start building the Storm surge barrier?
They started in 1978, they where finished in 1986. The official use of the Storm surge barrier was on Oct. 4 opened by Queen Beatrix.
How long will the Storm surge barrier last?
It was build to last 200 years.
How long will it take before the barrier is closed?
It is closed in 1 houre. The barrier is closed by men, but at a surtain level the barrier can also close by itself.
How much does the Storm surge barrier cost each year?
About 15 to 17 Mill. Euro's.
Updated Sep 22, 2007
Favorite thing: This is on the North Sea, but it is often not sunny. We were prepared luckily with waterproof windbreakers. If you were going to be in this locality for a week, I guess you would have to have a complete apparel strategy. It rained on and off the whole day. When we got to den Haag the next day was windy but sunny and when we went home the day after that it was sunny and hot (end of May), but we were not then at the water's edge.
Written Sep 7, 2006