Mounting Boekelose bridge, Hengelo (NL) - (November 8, 2018)

Boekelose bridge

Last weekend the steel bridge deck of the Boekelose bridge was installed in Hengelo, the Netherlands. The steel bridge deck of 41m long and 20m wide is placed accurately between the two previously executed abutments.The bridge deck was the ‘missing puzzle piece’ to make this bridge form one smooth and slender shape. The curved geometry of the abutments connects almost seamlessly to the shape of the bridge deck, a challenge given the complex geometry of bridge deck and abutments.In the coming weeks, the bridge deck will be concreted onto the abutments and the temporary support towers can be removed. At the beginning of 2019, the bridge will be opened for use.