The Netherlands is a country whose organic component is water. It meanders by picturesque ribbons of rivers, washes polders and towns, dividing it into parts. It gives the power to the country, but also can cause a huge damage, so sometimes it is necessary to stop it, to bar it way. Hydraulic engineering buildings and bridges are therefore an indispensable element of the Dutch landscape. There are very sophisticated objects, of a captivating beauty, sometimes more modest, but still very useful. Below are the bridges and dams of Rotterdam and Krimpen a/d IJssel, immortalized on pictures by Ed Koning from Krimpen a/d IJssel, a village between the Rivers Hollandse IJssel and Lek.
Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam.
Brienenoord Bridge, Rotterdam.
Brienenoord by night.
De Hef Bridge, Rotterdam.
Storm surge barrier Maeslantkering on the Nieuwe Waterweg.
New Maas, Rotterdam.
Hollandse IJssel Storm Barrier, Krimpen a/d IJssel.
and by Renata
and that stormbarier, by Renata.