The Kruger and Zuidweg bridge officially opened, Antwerp (BE)

The Kruger and Zuidweg bridges give cyclists and pedestrians a new smooth, safe and comfortable connection between the Hoboken district and Antwerp city centre. The first new bridge for cyclists and pedestrians, the Kruger bridge, crosses the railway line Antwerp – Puurs and connects Hoboken centre with the Hobokense Polder nature reserve, the Blue Gate Antwerp industrial estate and, further on, the city centre. The Kruger bridge has a span of more than 57 m, a bicycle path two metres wide in each direction and a footpath two metres wide. The second, smaller bridge is the Zuidwegbrug. It branches south of the railway tracks at right angles to the Kruger bridge, connecting across the Zuidweg to the Jef van Linden cycle path (F13) towards Hemiksem. It has a span of 20 m. Both bridges are built in weathering steel and designed by Ney & Partners. The surrounding landscape was designed by landscape designers Omgeving. The immediate surroundings of the bridge will become more biodiverse and green.

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