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Made-to-measure bridges

Examples of made-to-measure bridges are the 11 bridges in Zoetermeer and the station square in Ruurlo.

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Bridges Zoetermeer

Jan Kuipers Nunspeet has constructed 11 bridges for its client, the municipality of Zoetermeer, in cooperation with its design partner ipv Delft and the foundation contractor Gebroeders de Koning from Papendrecht.

The foundation contractor installed piling filled with concrete beforehand. Subsequently, Jan Kuipers delivered the complete steel superstructure for 9 bridges and installed the construction including the glass-fibre reinforced plastic decks. One of the bridges was a so-called Y-bridge, named after its shape. It has three legs and is much bigger than the other bridges and comprised of sections. The 9 bridges were fitted with durable glass-fibre reinforced plastic decks. It is expected that these decks will last 80 years. It is a much stronger and more durable material than wood and additionally it is lighter than steel. The wearing layer is set in epoxy. The bridge decks are finished in two colours. The pedestrian section is anthracite grey and the bicycle section is brown-red.

In addition to these 9 bridges, 2 concrete traffic bridges were delivered for which Jan Kuipers Nunspeet only delivered and installed the steel hand rails.

Station square Ruurlo

On behalf of ProRail Jan Kuipers Nunspeet created a metamorphosis of the station square in Ruurlo.
The center piece being a pedestrian walkway across the railway tracks. The reorganization of the square consisted of a new bus platform, a new commuter square, a back square with parking spaces and renovating the road. The public space is furnished with bicycle shelters, bicycle parking systems, benches, a heated shelter with seating, fencing along the railway tracks, street lightning and plants. This project was commissioned based on a UAV-GC 2005 contract. Kirsten Colenbrander of Royal Haskoning Architecten designed the pedestrian walkway.

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