The bridge blends well in the surrounding land- and waterscape, with special attention for a careful transition between the wide quay of the Vaart and the concentrated passage over the water. The bridge abutments connect exactly to the existing sifon in the Kanaal opening. The New Tram Bridge is symmetrical in its longitudinal axis and asymmetrical in its transverse axis. Parallel to the Vaart and at cross angles to the Kanaal. In this way the continuity of the robust urban lines are respected.
Both open and closed the bridge is highly transparant, with optimum views to the surrounding waters. Just like its predecessor the New Tram Bridge has a fascinating moving mechanism, however with the technology of this age. The construction is a sturdy, simple and honest steel structure. All elements are carefully matched and finished in one color, resulting in a quiet and refined spatial image.
The most important quality of the site is the view to and experience of the water. Thanks to the freely rotating deck and the slender counterweight, the views to the other side are secured at all times. The night situation is also festive: vandal proof lighting has been incorporated in the parapet and secures a beautiful light space which is good for the users, whilst avoiding nuisance for the neighbors, flora and fauna.