The design of the renovation of Queen Juliana bridge is handed over to Mayor and Aldermen of Katwijk on the 1st of October 2019. Now it is the turn of the contractor. The bridge is built in the 1960s. deck and supports now have to be replaced. The bridge will be elongated by 15 meter, allowing extra capacity in the Canal. An underpass provides space for man and beast. Thanks to intensive collaboration the extensive changes of the bridge proved to be possible without destroying the monumental character. The renovation will be done in 2020.
The mock up area of the Groningen Southern Ring road is opened. All the architectural details of the structural works and landscape elements have been built here at true scale. Our colleague Nicolai Waterdrinker shows all the ins and outs to the national advisor for the physical environment Daan Zandbelt and Groningen city architect Jeroen de Willigen. A few more years and everything will be ready.
On Wednesday March the 13th Provincial Deputy Floor Vermeulen (province Zuid-Holland), local Aldermen Jan Nieuwenhuis (council of Oegstgeest) and Rien Nagtegaal (council Katwijk) and the children of local hero Joop van der Reijden, officially open the ‘Joop van der Reijdenbrug’. The design was prepared in 2017, construction in 2018 and the first months of 2019. The inhabitants of Katwijk and Oegstgeest can finally use this much wanted connection.
The final design for two foot bridges and one traffic bridge over Muidertrekvaart in Muiden is ready. Together with our partners Debuco (cost consultant and site supervision) and Teeuw (structural engineer) Syb van Breda & Co have delivered a good product, on time and within the budget. Client Gooische Meren is happy. The contractor has been taken on board successfully: Reimert contractors have been selected as best partner. Construction has started in January 2019. The bridges will be open for users in 2021.
Havenbedrijf Rotterdam has taken the Radar tower Maasvlakte 2 in use. We have worked two years on this amazing project, in close collaboration with Hollandia and Servicis. The 3d curved weathering steel skeleton is extremely slim stable and 100% recyclable. Top sustainability, a prime example of minimum use of materials. The tower controls all ship Movements around the entrance of Nieuwe Waterweg, up to 40 kilometers out to sea.