Temse, Belgium
Second Schelde Bridge
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PROJECT

06.023 | Second Schelde Bridge

The bridge has a span of 56 m consisting of two opening parts of 28 m allowing for the passage of large ships. The mechanism of the bridge is unique and rests on a new concept in bridge design that constitutes a world premiere: a hydraulic piston is integrated as a stay for the mobile parts of the bridge. Activating the piston changes the length of the stay and naturally opens or closes the bridge. When the bridge is closed, the hydraulic piston functions as a passive suspension cable. This new bridge typology is called ‘piston-stayed bridge’.

PROJECT DATA
Mission
Complete mission for study architectural and structural design.
Study
2006-2007
Execution
2007-2009
Client
Flemish Community
Budget
€24.000.000
Length
373
Architect
Ney & Partners
Site
Temse, Belgium show on mapshow on map
Copyrights
J.L Deru

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