- The Netherlands’ first suspension bridge for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Spans the Amsterdam Rhine canal 10m above the water.
- Design respects the unique ecological habitat of the area.
The Netherlands’ first suspension bridge for cyclists and pedestrians bridges the Amsterdam Rhine canal to the new suburb of IJburg. Spanning the canal 10m above the water, the bridge allows enough clearance to give commercial boats unrestricted access to the waterway.
The mono-cable, self-anchored structure curves to follow the natural course for cyclists. It splits in two at both ends to separate pedestrians from cyclists and to improve the stiffness of the structure. Arup designed the bridge’s steel spans.
"Having a tight budget forced us to make decisions quickly, but we didn't regret any and kept moving forward." Angus LoweWatch the video
The bridge, which has won several awards, has been well-received as an excellent gateway to the new suburb.