A bridge too low. Last weekend, an important bridge over the Albert Canal in my neighbourhood was demolished, (no controlled explosive demolition, bummer…), a new and bigger bridge will replace it. This means I have to take a short detour to get on the highway if I want to drive to Antwerp, Liège or Brussels. The construction will be finished May 2019. Feel free to check out Floating Museum, a previous post about the Albert Canal. Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.
All aboard! Today I went to a nice exhibition in the cargo hold of a boat. The exhibit commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Albert Canal. The Albert Canal (Dutch: Albertkanaal) is a canal located in northeastern Belgium, which was named for King Albert I of Belgium. The canal connects Antwerp with Liège, and also the Meuse River with the Scheldt River.
The Albert Canal was constructed from 1930 through 1939. The German construction company Hochtief AG worked on the canal between 1930 and 1934, but then it was completed by Belgian companies. My grandfather worked for one of the Belgian companies and helped with the actual excavation of the canal.