In order to increase traffic flow on and around both the A2 and N2 road in Eindhoven, the city council asked us to design a bicycle bridge across the motorway. We first did a feasibility and design study. This led to the final design, which is set to be built in the near future. Integrated lighting is part of the design of this slender steel bridge with a 5 meter wide two-way bicycle lane.
A contractor has been assigned for the construction of the 54 m bicycle bridge we designed for Beek. The bridge is part of a bicycle fast lane, which aims to offer cyclists a fast and safe route between the cities of Sittard and Maastricht. The steel bridge is very slender, which also goes for its two steel supports. For more info visit our project page.
Senior designer and project manager Adriaan Kok is currently on a tour across Australia, where he has already met local government, large engineering firms, cycling advocates and other parties involved with bicycle infrastructure in the Perth area. He is currently in Melbourne, doing the same and will then go on towards Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.
The West Australian recently published an article, which you can read here.
Our very own Adriaan Kok will be a speaker at the 8th Australian Small Bridges Conference in November! Check out the accepted abstracts for this interesting conference. Perhaps we will meet you there…
For those interested in bicycle infrastructure and bicycle related policy and design, the international Velo-city conference is a must. Next week, the Dutch cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen are hosting Velo-city 2017. Of course, ipv Delft is there! We are hosting a CROW-session called Meet the makers, focusing on the Hovenring design and the Brief Dutch Design Manual for Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridges. We are also organising two extra-curricular excursions to the Hovenring and the Van Gogh bicycle path. Detailed info can be found on the Velo-City website.
Our design for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge in the Taiwanese city of Taichung is set to be built by the end of 2017. The Construction Bureau of Taichung city, Taiwan is planning to create a 20 kilometre long leisure path crossing the towns eastern side. America based landscape design office American G&D Group was recently chosen to be responsible for the park design. The plans include an innovative 370 m long bicycle and pedestrian bridge with supports that double as reservoirs, which we were asked to design.
The submersible Fortmond bridge is one of the nominees for the Betonprijs, the Dutch Concrete Awards. The jury praised its 6 week construction time and the fact that the bridge is designed to serve nature.
The Hovenring has earned the Dutch city of Eindhoven 4th place in Wired magazine’s list of 8 cities that show you what the future will look like. Of course, we couldn’t agree more…
Check out the article.
At the Vélo-City conference in Nantes, earlier this month, Adriaan Kok gave an interesting lecture on our bicycle bridge design approach. You can watch it here and get inspired!