Slauerhoffbrug special bridge

Sunday, November 4th 2012. | Netherlands

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Slauerhoffbrug is a bridge that stood out in the Netherlands and is often called also with bridge-happy Netherlands. Slauerhoffbrug is located in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Designed by Van Driel Mechatronica becomes fully automatic bridge with the ability to sense and adapt to its environment. Slauerhoffbrug crosses over the River Harlinger Vaart. “A bridge to move it is necessary because a new Beltway crosses the Canal,” said van Driel. Built in the year 2000 of iron and steel, the bridge is raised and lowered 10 times a day by two hydraulic cylinders located on a single pole on the side of the bridge. Complete with signs and road asphalt, smooth disappeared into the road when lowered. The basic Model of the bridge is a bascule bridge that limited turntable, where sections are offset by the increased weight, like Pegasusbrug near Ouistreham in France. The bridge was built across the world in the 18th century to the 19th and 20th centuries, said van Driel.

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Slauerhoffbrug is built in the shape of the letters L and bend like the pads that lead to the deck, with the foundation that was built next to the bridge. The main girder beams and cross is not present. This allows the low construction height increases the height of the lift. And in the Netherlands mode right, this bridge is not only technical achievements of the tail, but a work of art. The bridge is painted in yellow and blue, the representatives of the Leewaurden flag and seal. Asymmetric shape can be seen for miles when the deck is completely lifted and locked up in the air. The bridge Slauerhoffbrug Bridge of the original tail made up about the idea of having a central point remains with the scrolling units on both sides. Van Driel Mechatronica BV created William Pont Bridge in Zaanstad using steps that are more simple. The pole below the center point replaces the element scroll left and right of the bridge. This small bridge can rest on one pillar, which is beneficial because less material and energy consumption. The Leeuwarden City Council decided to base the Slauerhoffbrug of these principles.

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