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The curved deck of Amsterdam's spectacular new Ijburg cycle and footbridge was craned into position across the Amsterdam Rhine Canal during a 12 hour possession on Saturday (see feature last week). Dutch contracting joint venture Van Hattum en Blankevoort, Heerema Zwijndrecht and Van Splunder Funderingstechniek barged the 570t steel deck to site from its Rotterdam fabrication yard. A pair of floating cranes hoisted it into place, handing the waterway back to shipping at midnight.

The self anchored suspension structure is being supported by temporary cable stays and pylons until hangers are installed. The £5.8M bridge is designed by Arup and Dutch firm Grontmij with architect Wilkinson Eyre.

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