Photo © Christian Richters
Photo © Christian Richters
Drawing © UNStudio

Erasmus Bridge

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Address
Erasmusbrug, 3072 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Year
1996
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
Undisclosed
Client
Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Rotterdam
Team
Ben van Berkel with Freek Loos, Hans Cromjongh and Ger Gijzen, Willemijn Lofvers, Sibo de Man, Gerard Nijenhuis, Manon Patinama, John Rebel, Ernst van Rijn, Hugo Schuurman, Caspar Smeets, Paul Toornend, Jan Willem Walraad, Dick Wetzels
Engineering
Ingenieursbureau Gemeentewerken Rotterdam
Contractor steel works
Grootint, Dordrecht
Contractor concrete works
MBG/CFE, Brussel/Antwerpen

Constructed to facilitate the orchestration of traffic flows, the bridge design is inspired by, and in turn reflects, the industrial character of Rotterdam, adding to the narrative of the city. The bridge operates as the last crossing point between the Northern and Southern areas of the city, whilst its structural scale and design articulation has become a distinctive landmark within the surrounding skyline.

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