Botlekbrücke © Danny Cornelissen
Botlekbrücke © Danny Cornelissen

Botlekbrug – Lifting Bridge

Rotterdam, Netherlands


Due to the expansion of the harbour in Rotterdam (Europoort – Maasvlakte 2) the approx. 37 km of the feeder motorway A15 have to be repaired, widened and partly newly built. The core part of the route is the new construction of a lifting bridge, the so-called Botlekbrug.

The very attractive bridge construction project takes place under difficult conditions. The setting up of both the foundation and the piers in water as well as the limited space to the existing lifting bridge represent a special challenge for design and execution. The bridge is planned as road, railway, cycle and pedestrian bridge.

Client: A-Lanes A15 Mobility v.o.f.

» Video: Floating in of the new Botlek Bridge in Rotterdam