A new bridge on an old foundation
- Client Municipality of Purmerend
- Location Purmerend
- Status Delivered
By thoroughly renovating this bascule bridge, it will last for many more years After 55 years of intensive use, the Hoornse Bridge in Purmerend's city centre was due for renewal. The increasingly heavier traffic had damaged the structure. The work involved the complete renovation of a bascule bridge in Purmerend's city centre. During construction we kept any hindrance to the surroundings to a minimum through means of a very short 12-week construction time and temporary pontoons for cyclists and pedestrians. Strukton Civiel was awarded the contract on the basis of Economically Most Advantageous Tender (EMAT) criteria.
The renovation has extended the bridge's useful life.
We designed and constructed a new leaf, drive and control system for the Hoornse Bridge, which dates from the sixties. The concrete and steel structures were repaired. The abutting road was upgraded. Asphalt was applied to the bridge deck and we installed new railings.