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Small civil engineering works

Setting: Rural. Dutch, Belgian and North German.
Function(s): Dyke cuts, canopies and small bridges.
Construction period: Around 1800 - 1900.

Small dike coupure

Background information: Dike cuts are openings in dikes, usually finished with a stone or concrete retaining wall at each end of the dike. The function of the dike denomination is to allow a road or railway line to cross the dike without the road or railway line encountering …


Modal dike coupure

Background information: Dike cuts are openings in dikes, usually finished with a stone or concrete retaining wall at each end of the dike. The function of the dike denomination is to allow a road or railway line to cross the dike without the road or railway line encountering …


Bulkhead house

Background information: Bulkhead houses provide shelter for the beams with which a dike denomination can be closed. The usually wooden houses must ensure that the beams can be dry and well ventilated for most of the year. For this reason, the shot beam houses are preferably …