A modest shape, putting the experience of the green-blue environment first. High Quality and Maintenance free detailing with untreated wood and weathering steel. Half way the bridge is a special place with a modern Groningen wind mill, a staircase to the ground and a viewing platform.
Flora and fauna
The center of the spiralling ramp talud is a Marsh pond full of salamanders and frogs. The pond is connected to the larger water system. The dry and shadowed abutments are perfect places for bee hotels, bat- and birds nesting cages. The lighting on the bridge will be scatter free ensuring night animals are not hindered.
Where neccesary special constructions have been applied: the passage of ships is guaranteed by a rotating bridge on one pylon. The exceptional span over the Motorway is made with a local reinforcement of the deck.
The bridge deck is a collaboration of steel beams and a wooden deck. The main supporting structure is made of 100% recyclable weathering steel. The total Energy request of the entire system is around 30-35 MW per annum. The wind mill has an expected yield 30 MW hour. The luminaires generate their own energy with PV cells.