In the 17th century, the West Brabant Water Line was built as a defence line consisting of a series of fortresses and cities with inundation areas; it fell into disrepair in the 19th century. In 2011, the water line was finally restored and equipped with an access bridge across the moat of one of the fortresses, Fort de Roovere. The bridge was designed in the shape of a trench between the fortress and the moat to blend in with the outlines of the landscape and not be seen from a distance. Consequently, the water comes all the way up to the bridge edge, giving the impression to visitors of the prophet Moses walking across the Red Sea to Midian, hence the name. It was built from Accoya wood sheet piling on either side with hardwood deck/stairs in between, waterproofed with EPDM foil.