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Pedestrian and bicycle bridge

Block Glulam Bridge Leeuwarden, NL


The idea of a boat shape lead the design of this bridge referring to a site that is surrounded by water. The plan view as well as in the cross section of the bridge follow this design idea. The curvature of the bulg leads from the Larch cladding and continues with the high-quality stainles steel parapet up to the handrail with integrated LED lights. Additionally, the bridge follows a boat shape in plan view, too. At the abutments the width is 3,50 m and in the middle of the bridge it raises to 5,50 m. Precast concrete elements form a very durable decking and protect the timber construction from weathering.

Kenniscampus Leeuwarden

Year of construction

Length: 26,00 m
Width: 3,50 – 5,50 m

The block laminated bridge expands in the top view from the bearing axis to the middle. The bridge is made of Spruce glulam GL28c with a lateral covering of radiussed profiled Larch. The decking consists of precast concrete parts with an anti-slip coating. Steel railing with stainless steel handrails.

Design and site management
InVra plus, Haren – NL

Our service
consultancy timber structure, working planning

Other views of the bridge