This project has been designed by Syb van Breda at Royal Haskoning in collaboration with Joris Smits and René Rijkers
A high tech steel and glass structure over a tree lined canal. The bridge has a classic movement mechanism in the form of a counterweight. However, this is concealed in a refined way. At first glance it seems that the bridge cannot be opened at all. When it opens to allow a ship to pass through, the solid deck suddenly fragments. Usually the deck is connected though, underlining the strong link between Roomburg and the city centre of Leiden.