Thursday, 16 March 2017

Old Dutch Coupure

Today I am joining Gosia's Fences Around the World with two photos out of the city of Tiel. I'll share the very old coupure ( floodwall gate) in the dike. This gap in the Waal dike is used to protect the city in times of extremely high water.

Coupure
Vandaag laat ik twee foto's zien die in nam in de voorjaarsvakantie. Je ziet de Waterpoort in Tiel en de coupure. Ik wist niet wat het was maar mijn man heeft het haarfijn uitgelegd. Je kunt het ook hier lezen: Coupure

The Waterpoort

The coupure

In the two grooves in this gap can built up two rows of wooden beams. The space in between is filled with horse manure.The space in between is filled with horse manure. This type of material swells when wet, thus providing additional waterproofing to protect the city.

Paardenmest
Bij extreem hoog water worden er twee rijen balken  aan gebracht om de opening te sluiten. Als extra veiligheid worden tussen de balken paardenmest gestort (volgens mij vermengd met stro). Dat schijnt een perfecte manier te zijn om de stad te beschermen tegen het water. Bekijk het filmpje hieronder.

  • Video (horse manure between the stacks)

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16 comments:

  1. Very interesting! I learned something new today. :)
    Have a blessed day!

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  2. Very interesting post Jedidja!! I am amazed at the Dutch ingenuity.

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  3. Hoi jedidja, Ja hoor, heb ik ook weer iets geleerd. Leuk paardenmest als waterkering. Wel 'n mooi poortje op de achtergrond.
    Groet kees.

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  4. I like to see all the interesting sights near you.

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  5. A very interesting post I learned something new today. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  6. Great shots of the unique walls/ fences ~ very creative ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Day ~ ^_^

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  7. I have learned something new. I love it. Such ingenuity.

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  8. That certainly is a different and interesting use for manure. Guess it doesn't smell so good. : )

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  9. Thanks for teaching me about these flood walls!

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  10. Beautiful first photo of Tiel and I never would have thought horse manure would be a flood prevention measure!

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  11. Wow...that is so very impressive! Great images shared.

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  12. Quite an imposing structure, and such interesting information about the use of horse manure.

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  13. Ohw, wat grappig zeg, leuk weetje! Mooie foto's ook trouwens:)!

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  14. How interesting! The gate looks incredible.

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  15. Wow! I learned something new today. Thank you. What an amazing gate!

    Have a delightful week!

    Blessings, Amy

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