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Belgium Building World's Largest Ship Lock

China Shipping containers are stacked near cranes in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. Nearby, construction has recently began for what will be the world's largest ship lock, the Deurganckdock lock.

Belgium Building World's Largest Ship Lock


Construction has recently began for what will be the world's largest

ship lock, the Deurganckdock lock. To make way for the ever expanding

needs of the port to be able to handle the world's largest ships, the

lock will be as wide as a 19-lane highway. In the construction three

times as much steel will be used as was needed for the Eiffel tower, and

the amount of concrete will be enough for a building 35 floors high and

covering an area the size of a football field.