Bersselaar Constructie engineered, produced and assembled a new bicycle deck for an existing old tram bridge which is placed over the Vlaardingervaart in Schipluiden.
This monumental bridge dates back from 1912 and is besides Dutch Cultural Legacy also a National Monument. The bridge services as a bicycle bridge since 1974. In 2019 the bridge is completely renovated and restored in its original colour. Bersselaar Construction replaced the old rail track for a new bicycle deck including handrails.
The bicycle deck is 62 meters long and 3,4 meters width and is segmented into four parts of each 15,5 meter long weighing 11 tons per part.
The handrail is fitted with LED lights and the top coat of the deck has the old tram tracks visible using two dark stripes.
Jos van den Bersselaar Construction BV is an independent steel construction company. We specialise in light constructions for numerous applications and with a high level of finishing. For 58 years, we have delivered products, such as stairs, balustrades, canopies, sound barriers and bridge railings, to clients in the infrastructure and utilities sectors, industry and waste water.