Belgium | Bruges | Canadabruggen

  • Project number: 17-299
  • Length: 42m
  • Width: 3.8m
  • Class: 5kN/m2 + service vehicle
  • Construction year: 2019

The world’s longest prefab FRP bridges

The longest FRP bridge in the world was installed in the early morning. In the night before, the 42-meter prefab construction was transported from Rotterdam (NL) to Bruges via a guided transport on the Dutch and Belgian roads, after which it could be installed immediately at sunrise.

To replace the outdated wooden Canada bridges in Bruges, Belgium, FiberCore Europe supplied two prefab FRP bridges, including railing. With a length of 42 meters, it is the longest prefabricated FRP bicycle / pedestrian bridge in the world. This second bridge is a fraction longer than the first bridge, which was transported and installed a month earlier, thus breaking the world record again.

Commissioned by De Vlaamse Waterweg nv and West Construct / BESIX based on the design of Concrete and Steel Expertise of the Mobility and Public Works Department, FiberCore supplied this new record holder.

Read the press release here.