par Espion, Bernard ;Engels, Robin;Provost, Michel
Référence Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Engineering history and heritage, 170, 4, page (197-205)
Publication Publié, 2017-08-18
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This paper is a review of the civil engineering heritage of Belgium, one of the series of country profiles being publishedby Engineering History and Heritage. It is presented under four headings: ‘Belgium’s major civil engineeringachievements’, ‘National and regional recognition of engineering heritage’, ‘Exemplar conservation of engineeringstructures’ and ‘Information sources for engineering heritage’. This profile discusses engineering structures of heritageimportance, including the following, all built before 1945: several canals (in chronological order: from Brussels to theRupel; from Pommeroel to Antoing; from Charleroi to Brussels; the Centre canal, with its four hydraulic boat lifts; theAlbert canal, from Liège to Antwerp, with its Vierendeel all welded bridges); the Palace of Justice in Brussels; the Gileppedam; the forts of Meuse River; the Mativa footbridge in Liège; the hall of exhibitions Palais 5 in Brussels; and the firstprestressed concrete railway bridge project in the world. The profile lists organisations in Belgium active in helpingconserve its engineering heritage, including the Flemish Association for Industrial Archaeology, Museum of Industry, Workand Textiles, Patrimoine Industriel Wallonie-Bruxelles and BruxellesFabriques/BrusselFabriek, and concludes with a shortlist of sources of information allowing the reader to find further information about Belgium’s civil engineering heritage.