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Bridge of Peace (Vredesbrug) – Willebroek, Belgium
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dirkjogt
N 51° 03.588 E 004° 21.816
31U E 595558 N 5657359
Quick Description: The “Bridge of Peace” or “Bridge of Willebroek” is a vertical lift bridge over the Sea Canal Brussels-Scheldt in Willebroek.
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date Posted: 7/11/2011 10:39:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMC0JZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
Views: 5

Long Description:
During World War II (May, 1940) the first bridge of Willebroek over the canal Brussels-Willebroek was destroyed. She was replaced by this bridge in 1952. The two towers are connected by a horizontal top frame. This vertical lift bridge is of portal type steel frame construction, and was established in the years 1947-1952 by the "Société Anonyme des Ateliers de Construction de Willebroeck".
The maximum height is about 35 meters. For smaller barges, the bridge usually goes up only 9 meters.
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