Nigtevecht bicycle bridge
Over the next few years, a new bicycle bridge across the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal will be built, near the village of Nigtevecht. The new bridge will provide a much needed addition to the local and regional recreational bicycle network. A wildlife connection will be created at the same time and location, allowing wildlife to cross the canal and connecting two areas of natural beauty.
Befitting the location the bridge design is slender, transparent and low-key. Spatial integration of the long ramps provided quite a challenge, as the required 10 meter clearance results in very long ramps on either side of the canal.
The design provides for a flight of stairs on either side of the bridge, offering pedestrians a shorter route. Separating pedestrians and cyclists on the long ramps will also increase safety for both parties.