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The Westenholte bridge is situated in the floodplain of the river IJssel near the city of Zwolle. This project was part of a larger nation wide project “Room for the River’ ensuring future safety against flooding. The 120 meter long bridge forms a connection for mixed traffic -cars, cyclists and pedestrians- across a newly formed secondary waterway. We designed the submersible bridge that fits well in the natural surroundings, is practically maintenance free and that has special design features to ensure safety of the construction when the bridge deck gets flooded (approx. 1 to 5 days per year).
This project was done by Maurits Lopes Cardozo with ipv Delft, 2011-2014
Maurits role: tender lead, design lead, project management
Scope: concept design, detailed design, landscape design, contractmanagement, stakeholder involvement, geotechnical and construction engineering, design documentation and presentations.
Total length: 120 m
Functional width: 4,0 m
Total width: 4,8 m
Current phase: realised 2016