A temporary and movable bridge
In order to connect Marineterrein Amsterdam to the city, the area needs to be easily accessible. The new bridge will improve access for pedestrians and cyclists coming from Dijksgracht and will connect Kattenburg to the city centre.
The bridge can be constructed quickly and will require a ten-year permit. Once the permanent bridge has been built, the temporary one can be demolished. This is practical, as it’s hard to predict what the area might look like in a few years’ time. In this case, speed, flexibility, and low costs are more important than an expensive, elaborate bridge.
What: A bridge for cyclists and pedestrians that can be opened and closed. The bridge has a navigation height of 2.7 metres and can be opened remotely.
Objective: It will offer access to the area and a connection from Amsterdam Centraal station to Kattenburg.
By: Bureau Marineterrein Amsterdam (client), Ingenieursbureau Amsterdam (project management), Van Hattum en Blankevoort (contractor)
Construction time: Three months, eight weeks of which on site
Opening: 11 January 2016
Fun to watch
Building of the bridge in 4 minutes:
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