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This photo was taken along the canal, 25 meters across the bridge used to be a siphon, at low tide can be seen reaching the rest of the siphon.
I can well understand that this is not all that clear, but the description is trying to make everything clearer. But I learn also something new every day on TE

The siphon on the Leopold Canal; HISTORY
At the end of the 18th century was the connection for vessels between Bruges and the sea along the Zwin or subsequent channels, which replaced the Zwin become impossible and this for various reasons which are beyond the scope of this article.
The surface of the North Bruges, however, flowed almost all along the Lapscheurse hole and the Zwin to the sea. The naval blockade of the Allies was under French rule a way searched for the Scheldt. Napoleon wanted to Bruges by connecting a channel Breskens.
This canal was started in Bruges. It ran over Damme, monks Reason and Hoeke, but was not further completed by the fall of Napoleon than to Saint Donaas about. The channel was named Napoleon Damme channel or canal. The drainage system for surface water had remained greatly.
After the revolution of 1830, which Belgium became independent from the Netherlands, all drainage on Dutch territory was made possible by the Netherlands. This was a catastrophe for the northern part of East and West Flanders, because farmers were greatly hampered by flooding.
In 1832, Canon J. O. pulled Andries, pastor at Middelburg from 1827 to 1836, sounded the alarm. Andries priest became deputy in 1830 in the National Congress for the Eeklo district. His efforts with the water problem even earned him a place in parliament from 1835 to 1839.

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