Civil & Industry
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Smulders was responsible for the construction of one of two steel arched bridges for the Theemsweg route.
The bridge was installed on Saturday 4 April 2020. What a great performance of the entire team! The installation could be followed online via webcams.
In July 2019, the bridge sections were transported in 3 separate water transports to the pre-assembly location next to the Rozenburg lock. At the location next to the lock, these bridge sections were built into an arched bridge, with a single span of 172.8 m. The total length of the bridge is 176.8 m.
The bridge is part of the Theemsweg route in Rotterdam. The Port of Rotterdam Authority selected the consortium SaVe, comprising the constructing companies BESIX, Mobilis, Dura Vermeer, Hollandia and Smulders. By redirecting a part of the Betuwe Route, the increasing rail freight transport will no longer be obstructed by the ocean shipping traffic, which will also improve the flow between Rotterdam’s port area and the European hinterland.