IJburg bridges Amsterdam

A unique example of the possibilities in aluminium is the Uiverbrug bridge at the Riekerhaven in Amsterdam. This bridge from 2003 is the world's first aluminium collapsible bridge that is also suitable for heavy truck transport. Due to the low weight of the material aluminium, this bridge - in contrast to most collapsible bridges - does not require a tail piece with a counterweight. A simple cylinder was sufficient here, so that a so-called bascule cellar was not necessary. In addition, both the energy consumption during operation and the total lifecycle costs of the bridge are low.