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Operation of the Storm Surge Barrirer


The trusses, each 240 metres in length, are a prominent visual part of the Storm Surge Barrier. Their function is to transmit directly to the ball-joint the loads exerted on the retaining walls in the closure process. During closure the truss will ride up and by approximately 40 centimetres into a camber, levelling out again when the load eases.

  1. Dimensions
  2. Loads
  3. Manufacture
  4. Assembly
  5. Attachment to the retaining wall