Skip to content

Trough Bridge in elaborate design

Timber Trough Bridge in Delfzijl


We were able to realise an extraordinary timber trough bridge for pedestrians and cyclists in Delfzijl/Netherlands directly in front of the North Sea in cooperation with NEXT architects and invraplus. The construction project also includes the construction of a dyke, which is connected to the parking area “De Vennen” by the pedestrian and cycle bridge. The design of the bridge envisages a trough bridge construction, which runs above the running level in the first span and below it in the second span.

The shape of the 65-metre-long bridge follows an unusual design with a dipping main structure and widening bridge width. The structure, made of two block-bonded wooden girders, forms a natural connection between the city and the sea and is the final object of the urban development of Delfzijl. The assembly over the railway tracks was realised within a 48h closure of the rail traffic.

Gemeinde Delfzijl

Year of construction

Next Architects

Length: 65,00 m
Width: 3,15-4,65 m


two-span trough bridge with outwardly inclined main supporting structure made of block-bonded glulam, closed decking made of GRP planks, cladding made of Accoya rhombus strips, spar railing with flat steel posts, handrail made of stainless steel and an infill made of stainless steel netting

Our services
Consulting design planning, implementation planning, structural design, assembly statics

Work phases 3 – 5

Other views of the bridge