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Barrage détruit "Barrage de Malpasset"

Barrage détruit "Barrage de Malpasset"

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  • Andreas

    Very impressive as it stands there now.

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    • May 29, 2018

  • M🅰️tze Hbg 🇩🇪

    ... first of all thanks to Andreas and Henning 🤗 ... without your tips I would never have thought of going on tour in this corner of France. A real highlight ... thank you very much 😊.
    Here's a little tip from me ... if you come from the north through the valley to the dam, you have to drive behind it in the direction of the motorway ... drive or wade at least twice through the watercourse, and your bike briefly over the remains carry the wall ... everything is possible ... only in winter the stream has more water and is 😬 ... cold 😅. Or just before that, turn right up the mountain and only look at the wall from above. Have fun discovering ... it is really impressive what forces were at work. 🤗

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    • December 28, 2019

  • M🅰️tze Hbg 🇩🇪

    The dam suddenly and completely collapsed on the night of December 2, 1959 at 9:13 p.m. the point in time of the break could be precisely reconstructed because it is known when the electricity due to the tidal wave failed. The wall was almost completely removed by the force of the water. Only a few parts of the wall on the right bank (seen in the direction of flow) remained. Fragments of the wall, some the size of a house, are scattered several hundred meters downstream.
    The tidal wave is said to have been up to 40 m high and 70 km / h fast at the beginning. First it reached the hamlets of Malpasset and Bozon, which were completely destroyed. About 20 minutes after the wall came down, it reached Fréjus, where the wave was three meters high and buried large parts of the city in mud.
    423 people died. Source: wikipedia 🤗

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    • December 28, 2019

  • Henning

    Remains of the destroyed dam. More than 400 people lost their lives in the 1950s. There are still huge concrete pieces further down the river. Should you look at yourself !!

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    • May 23, 2018

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Location: French Riviera, France

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