what will happen
We have replaced the Walter Süskind Bridge after almost 50 years. The bridge is located on the corner of the Amstel and Nieuwe Herengracht. We chose to build a copy. An important difference with the current bridge is that the new bridge will have a steel skeleton. This skeleton is packed with wood. The bridge looks common but gets better. And meets current standards and does not have to be completely replaced again in 50 years. Replacing the wooden exterior is sufficient then.
Friday 11 February we will close the bridge to all traffic. The plan is to put the bridge back into use before April 27. We also work in 4 weekends.
- Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 February: dismantling the bridge
- Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 February: large pipeline and work on the substructure, in the ground and in Nieuwe Herengracht
- Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March: replacement braking works. This is a large steel construction with hardwood. The ships approaching the bridge that threaten to collide are slowed down.
- Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March: putting together a new bridge
Accessibility and consequences for traffic
- We will divert cars, cyclists and pedestrians via the Weesperstraat and the Magere bridge.
- The Nieuwe Herengracht remains open for (professional) shipping, on behalf of the weekends.
Consequences for the neighbourhood
- Residents and entrepreneurs in the immediate vicinity of the bridge can experience noise nuisance due to the noise of grinding, drilling and aggregates. Also in the evening and night.
- Materials and equipment have been supplied and removed and cable trenches have been dug near the bridge. This can cause temporary traffic disruption.
- Around the bridge are temporarily made available to the contractor.