Rijswijk swing bridge

The city of Rijswijk is situated on both sides of a canal, with the canal acting as a barrier for cyclists and pedestrians especially. Therefore, the City Council asked ipv Delft to research possible locations for a new bridge across the canal. This extensive study resulted in a proposal for a moveable bridge, which we were then asked to design.

We designed a swing bridge with an 18-metre high pylon placed to the side of the canal. This structural concept made it possible to have a slender, asymmetrical deck that’s extremely slim at the far end.

size: l=35 m | h=18 m
building costs: 2.4 million euro

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project team
Sietse Cieraad
Johan Büdgen
Ronald Rozemeijer
Rob Kruizinga

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