Hotton bridge and reconstruction of Ourthe river banks completed, Hotton (BE)

The construction of the tourist infrastructure along the river in the centre of the small Walloon town came finally to an end. Following a design by Landscape JNC International, the project consisted out of 3 elements: widening the existing bridge, creating corbelled walkways and a blue stone footbridge. The aim of widening the bridge was to increase the surface area available to pedestrians and cyclists on the bridge, while at the same time providing quality walking areas linked to the river.
The promenades are an extension of the work on the bridge, consisting of a reinforced concrete slab resting on the existing masonry walls and balanced by an underground concrete slab. The bluestone footbridge (slab and pier) is made of cut bluestone, a traditional material used by Walloon craftsmen. It allows people with reduced mobility to cross over to the Ile de l’Oneux. Ney & Partners was responsible for the architectural and structural design of the bridges. (Phototdaylight.com)

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