Prefab Bridge Operator House Botlek Bridge

In the context of the A15 highway widening between the Maasvlakte and the Vaanplein, the Dutch directorate for public works and water management realises the largest lift bridge of Europe in the port of Rotterdam. Commissioned by Ballast Nedam, Octatube is responsible for the bridge operator house that will be overlooking the Oude Maas river. The operator house will be prefabricated to a large extent.

Quist Wintermans Architekten has drawn a design that emphasizes the operation of the bridge. The structure consists of six rounded 64 meters high concrete pillars with a bridge deck the size of a football field. The concrete pillars are currently at height and the installation of the steel parts and the bridge decks are well underway.

The project has started in 2011 and is expected to get to completion in 2015. The prefab bridge operator house will be mounted onto the pillars by abseilers in the course of this year.

More information on the following websites:
Quist Wintermans Architekten