Projects / Lentloper bridge

Lentloper bridge - 11.037

Program

Complete mission of architectural and structural design.

Concept

As part of the dike relocation in Lent, part of the project 'Space for the River', 2 new bridges and an extension of the existing Waalbridge were necessary. Between the Waalbridge and the railbridge the new bridge first called ‘Promenadebridge’ and later ‘Lentloper’, connects Lent with a new island. The Lentloper bridge is designed for cyclists and pedestrians while cars are considered a seldom seen guest.

Specific features

The axis of the bridge is directed towards the lifted church of Nijmegen. The total length of 220 metres is traversed in 5 spans of 30, 52, 56, 52 and 30 metres. To make these crossings, the concrete bridge deck has been given an omega shape to increase construction height and obtain a more optimal structure. In the middle of the bridge, the bridge deck gets two levels in order to provide space on and under the bridge. The inclined surfaces on both sides of the bridge allow to be used for stands or small booths. The bridge is a sculpture whose 'inner space' is as important as the upper deck. Four perforations are made in the inclined sides of the deck that provide passages underneath the deck. The passages also serve as tension cables for the bridge deck. The pretensioned concrete bridge deck is supported by four inclined concrete piles. All furniture, railing, lightning of the bridge is fully integrated in the design. The bridge deck is covered with clay pavers as an extension of the dike pavement.

Distinctions

Dutch Construction Award 2017, Public Award, Architecture Award Nijmegen 2017.

  • 2011-2012

  • 2014-2016

  • Ney Poulissen Architects & Engineers

  • City of Nijmegen

  • Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • 220 m

  • 4165 m2

  • 7000000 € Vat Excl.

  • Completed
  • Thea van den Heuvel/DAPh