Thousands of litres of beer will be pumped beneath the streets Bruges, the medieval Belgium city that has been declared a UNESCO-protected site. The pipeline streches for a total of three kilometres, from the De Halve Maan brewery, in the centre of the city, to a bottling plant on the outskirts.
It can pump 4,000 litres of beer per hour. That’s an equivalent of 12,000 bottles.
The pipeline is really important because it means that hundreds of truck will no longer be necessary. It was partially crowdfunded and costed a total of four million euros.
“It was so important to find that solution for our mobility problem, because if we want to work in a modern way, from time to time we need to let trucks enter the historical city, and that is what we don’t like, because it is always a risk for the historical buildings and streets,” Renaat Landuyt, Mayor of Bruges, said.