Prince Claus Bridge


Utrecht, Netherlands, 1998–2003

The single-pylon bridge connects an austere post-war neighbourhood of Utrecht with a new high standard business area. The torsion, constructive pylon of the bridge transforms geometrically from a cone form at the top descending into a box shape as it connects with the main deck. The deck is split into four separate lanes which enables difference in steepness for slow and motorised traffic.

Client: Municipality of Utrecht/ projectbureau Leidsche Rijn
Location: Crossing Amsterdam-Rijn canal
Pylon height: 91.4 m
Programme: Single pylon bridge
Status/phase: Realized July 2003
Photography: Christian Richters

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Ben van Berkel with Freek Loos, Ger Gijzen and Armin Hess, Suzanne Boyer, Jeroen , Jacques van Wijk, Ludo Grooteman, Henk Bultstra, Tobias Wallisser, Andreas Bogenschütz, Ron Roos

Management: DHV, Amersfoort
Engineering concrete foundations: DHV, Amersfoort
Engineering pylon and deck: Halcrow UK, London and Swindon