Butterfly bridge Zaandam

Year 2001 - 2003
Typology Fixed bridge
Location Zaandam, NL
Client Municipality of Zaanstad
Architects This project has been designed by Syb van Breda at Royal Haskoning

A light and bright design, connecting the residential areas of Zaandam with the industrial area of the Achtersluispolder. The steel structure floats across the Zuidervaart canal and the Thorbeckeweg road with a sequence of supporting arches and clustered columns. The bridge appears to be tied to the earth, rather than supported. It looks as though it could fly away at any moment.

Vlinder brug Zaandam
Vlinder brug Zaandam
Vlinder brug Zaandam