landmark bicycle bridge N274
As part of a thorough reconstruction of the N274 road in the southern Dutch province of Limburg, we designed a new bicycle bridge crossing a busy traffic roundabout. Prior to designing the bridge we were asked to do a feasibility study. This resulted in the final alignment. We have combined a in situ cast concrete bridge with embankments on either side. The bridge itself forms a continuous horziontal line in the rural landscape.
The 188-meter bridge comprises of several identical 28-meter spans, allowing for a large open area underneath that offers drivers a clear overview of both the roundabout and its surroundings. The entire bridge structure is cast in situ. This results in a slender and continuous bridge deck and relatively small supports.
The bridge design has come about in close collaboration with renowned artist Marijke de Goey. To emphasize the bridge’s function as a gateway to the Parkstad area, she designed three sculptures that were integrated into the bridge design.