A stripe across the water

Of all bridges across the Zaan the Juliana Bridge has the prettiest setting. A bridge with too much presence would be inappropriate here. We chose for a subtle bridge that blends in with the historical surroundings. 

Julianabrug | Royal HaskoningDHV Architects
The new Juliana Bridge sheers fluently and low across the water. The deck is divided through the middle in two parts, bestowing a transparent look upon the bridge.

Julianabrug | Royal HaskoningDHV Architects
The elegant V-shaped pylons are positioned behind the edge of the deck, thus giving the bridge a horizontal composition.

Julianabrug | Royal HaskoningDHV Architects
The fact that this is a moving bridge is hardly visible because all the machinery that operates the moving part of the deck is hidden inside a pylon. For these reasons the Juliana Bridge manifests itself as a stripe across the water.

Julianabrug | Royal HaskoningDHV Architects

Julianabrug | Royal HaskoningDHV Architects

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ClientProvince of Noord-Holland
City
Zaanstad
Country
The Netherlands
Scope
length 200 meter,
total width 23 meter,
navigation chanel width 16,5 meter
Period
2009 - 2011
Expertise Architecture 
TeamJoris Smits, Syb van Breda, Alessandro De Santis

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