Tomorrow at the Velo-City conference in Nantes, ipv Delft will introduce the Brief Dutch Design Manual for Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridges, an English summary of the CROW Design Guide for Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridges, which was also written by ipv Delft and published last year. More information on the publication and how to get a free download link can be found here.
We will be giving a presentation on bridge design at the international Velo-City 2015 conference in Nantes on June the 3rd. If you are interested in cycling infrastructure and urban cycling policies, check out the conference programme. Perhaps we’ll see you there!
In collaboration with Dutch engineering firm Witteveen+Bos and Winchester based Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd , we entered the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge competition. Ours was one of over 80 entries and unfortunately wasn’t shortlisted. The jury stated we were ‘another strong team’ and that ‘there was a recognition that this design is aspirational’. We proposed a very slender single span bridge made of fiber reinforced composite, a spiraling ramp at either side and transformation of the landings into attractive recreational areas. To find out more, check http://www.nepbridgecompetition.co.uk/uploads/3/5/3/9/3539119/044_full_scheme.pdf
Last thursday, our Hovenring was awarded the Belgian Steel Construction Award in the International Category, thanks to the involvement of Belgian steel manufacturer Victor Buyck, who was responsible for producing and building the steel structure of the circular cycle bridge. Visit Infosteel.be for further details on all nominees and winners.
In close collaboration with Hi-Con Netherlands and the construction engineers at Pieters Bouwtechniek, we developed a system of standard bridges in Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC). The first standard UHPFRC bridge was opened to the public last week. It is located in the Dutch village of Pijnacker.
A delegation of ipv Delft will be visiting Marin County, California next week. We were invited by the Transportation Alternatives for Marin (TAM) to share our expertise on cycling infrastructure.
Several underpasses designed by us will soon be built. For the city of Leiden we designed three underpasses, two of which are cyclist underpasses, for the reconstruction of the Bio Science Park entrance. In the city of Nijmegen a main intersection will be transformed into an entrance to the city. For this project we designed underpasses and the total landscaping. Both projects are currentlly in the preparation phase.
With its slender asymmetrical deck and 18-metre high pylon, the new bicycle bridge across the Rijn-Schie Canal in the Dutch city of Rijswijk is a true eye-catcher. Last week, the swing bridge designed by Dutch design office ipv Delft welcomed its first users.
From July 16th – 18th ipv Delft will be present at the international Footbridge 2014 conference in London. We will present our paper on the Hovenring, a circular cable-stayed bridge designed for the Dutch city of Eindhoven and will hold a short presentation on how to design a footbridge. Check out the full programme on https://www.footbridge2014.com
The movable bridge we designed for Rijswijk city council is currently being built. The steel bridge deck was recently transported by boat to its final destination.