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Spoorweg Gate

Description – The Spoorweg gate was named after the nearby railway connection between Brussels and the Antwerp South trainstation. It was part of the Grote Omwalling (city defensive wall) to the southeast. The gate was part of the front 10-11. It should not be confused with the Spoorbaan gate of Berchem.

Construction & Armament – This monumental gate was built using bricks and earth works. The Grote Omwalling entails two defensive moats and intervals called saillants.

Current condition – All remnants of the Spoorweg gate have been demolished in 1931 (?). Later the construction of the Antwerp ring road erased most traces as the southern ringway/motorway junction was built on this site.

Sources – Own elaboration; Gils, R. ;