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Fossa Eugeniana
Beginning waterway: 
Rheinberg
To: 
Venlo
Length: 
50 km
Start construction: 
1626
Construction interrupted: 
1629
Also known as: 
Fossa Sancta Maria

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The Fossa Eugeniana or Spanish Rhine-Maas canal was a large-scale ambitious project of the Thirty Years' War planned by the then Spanish regent in Brussels, Isabella Clara Eugenia, after whom it was named, during the years 1625–1629. It consisted of a fortified canal intended to blockade by river the United provinces, in order to divert trade from the Rhine just south of Wesel and reroute it to Venlo on the Maas, in Spanish territory. It was also known as the Spanish Rhine-Maas canal, when at the time Spanish garrisons in north-western Germany reached its maximum extent, amounting to around fifty fortresses and forts.
Eugeniastrasse Fossa Eugeniana
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Kanaalbedding Fossa Eugeniana
Kanaalbedding Fossa Eugeniana Arcen over de Duitse grens
Kanaalbedding Fossa Eugeniana Arcen over de Duitse grens
Kanaalbedding Fossa Eugeniana bij Venlo
Schanze Fossa Eugeniana
Schanze Fossa Eugeniana
Schanze Fossa Eugeniana
Schanze Fossa Eugeniana
Schanze Fossa Eugeniana
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Schanze Fossa Eugeniana
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Kanaalbedding Fossa Eugeniana
Kanaalbedding Fossa Eugeniana
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Kanaalbedding Fossa Eugeniana
Kanaalbedding Fossa Eugeniana
Kanaalbedding Fossa Eugeniana
Kanaalbedding Fossa Eugeniana
Kanaalbedding Fossa Eugeniana