A stripe across the waterOf 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.
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.
The elegant V-shaped pylons are positioned behind the edge of the deck, thus giving the bridge a horizontal composition.
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.
Facts & numbers
|Client||Province of Noord-Holland|
|Scope||length 200 meter, |
total width 23 meter,
navigation chanel width 16,5 meter
|Period||2009 - 2011|
|Team||Joris Smits, Syb van Breda, Alessandro De Santis|