Veluwemeer Aqueduct

Veluwemeer Aqueduct
Aquaduct Veluwemeer (1).jpg
Coordinates52°21′39.43″N 05°37′6.56″E / 52.3609528°N 5.6184889°E / 52.3609528; 5.6184889Coordinates: 52°21′39.43″N 05°37′6.56″E / 52.3609528°N 5.6184889°E / 52.3609528; 5.6184889
CrossesProvincial road N302 (Netherlands)
LocaleHarderwijk, Netherlands
Characteristics
Total length25 m (82 ft)
History
Opened2002
Location

Veluwemeer Aqueduct is a 25-metre (82 ft) long navigable aqueduct (also known as the water bridge) located over Veluwemeer lake in Harderwijk, Netherlands. It was opened in 2002 and bypasses the N302 road.[1]

One of the footways

Where the aqueduct crosses the N302, the depth of water is three metres (9.83 feet), which allows vessels to pass over the road safely, so long as their draft is less. There are also pedestrian crossings on both sides of the waterway.[1]

The construction of the aqueduct took some 22,000 cubic metres of concrete, plus steel sheet piling to bear the heavy weight of the water over the road and to prevent water and sediment from leaking onto the road below. [1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Christopher McFadden, The Veluwemeer Aqueduct: Netherland's Unique Water Bridge, interestingengineering.com, 3 April 2021
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