Civil & Industry

Bridge Zolder
Zolder, Belgium
Bridge Zolder

In order to heighten the bridges of the highway E314 over the Albert Canal with 1.60 meter, Smulders has made a temporary steel bow bridge. After heightening and modification, this temporary bridge was pulled down and reused for a bridge in Zolder (Westlaan). The bows of 22.5 meter height are built out of 9 parts. The bridge parts were transported by pontoon to their final destination. The bridge was transported up the river at the beginning of December 2016 and positioned on abutments, under the watchful eyes of minister Ben Weyts. 


Project data:

  • Client: NV De Scheepvaart
  • Contractor: Deckx AO
  • Weight: 1,250 tons