At the end of this week a special project will take place where Wagenborg plays an important role: the transportation and installation of a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge "De Netkous" in the framework of the project Green Connection A15.

The bridge of almost 200 meters will cross the highway A15 and the Betuwe rail track and will connect the south of Rotterdam with the green suburb outside the city. Please check out an inpression of the bridge in the following video.

Meanwhile the bridge was transported this weekend the bridge in two parts to Rotterdam. The bridge sections, with lengths of 100 and 90 meters and a weight of 350 and 325 tons, respectively, were driven on a pontoon by SPMT at the site of manufacturer VDS Steels and engineering in Nieuwdorp. The pontoon transport sailed from East Flushing to the the ECT City Terminal in the Port of Rotterdam. The bridge parts are unloaded here yesterday with two floating sheerlegs and were put in a temporary storage for a couple of days.

"De Netkous" on the manufacturers site
"De Netkous" on the manufacturers site
RORO-operations in Flushing
RORO-operations in Flushing

From the ECT City Terminal, the bridge sections will be transported and installed on its foundation by end of this week. For this action the bridge sections will be transported to a temporary storage next to the highway by conventional trailers. During the nights to come each of the bridge sections will be driven under the crane hooks of 2 x 500 tons mobile crane and a Demag CC2200 by SPMT´s. The highway will be closed during this operations.

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