Balgstuw Ramspol
10 Oct 2020   Balgstuw Ramspol, Netherlands    Goto first   Goto last    More photos    L - M - S
 
 
 
 
 

What looks to be a giant metal snail attached to a jetty of cement is the Balgstuw Ramspol, an inflatable rubber dam. The dam crosses the river that connects the Ketelmeer and the Zwarte Meer, and was built to protect the nearby villages against rising water in the Ketelmeer. It has three sections and takes about an hour to inflate.

 
 
 
 
One end of the Balgstuw Ramspol
 
 
 
 
One end of the Balgstuw Ramspol
 
 
 
 
One end of the Balgstuw Ramspol
 
 
 
Middle section of the Balgstuw Ramspol
 
 
 
 
Middle section of the Balgstuw Ramspol
 
 
 
 
Middle section of the Balgstuw Ramspol
 
 
 
Ton and Paul at the Balgstuw Ramspol
 
 
 
 
Ton and Paul at the Balgstuw Ramspol
 
 
 
 
Ton and Paul at the Balgstuw Ramspol