Heavy Traffic Road Bridges, the Netherlands
Accoya® wood can be used to replace traditional construction materials such as steel. It was used for a unique heavy traffic road bridge at Sneek in the Netherlands. The bridge, measuring 20 metres high by 40 metres long has a cycle lane and two traffic lanes for road traffic up to 65 tonnes. Accoya® was laminated into large sections measuring 1080 x 1400 mm to create this innovative structure.
The first bridge was craned into position in December 2008 and the second bridge was completed in 2010.
For more information regarding Accoya structurally graded wood please refer to our Structural guide