The swing bridge Oisterwijksebaan is managed by Rijkswaterstaat and was originally provided with a timber driving deck. The bridge was due for major maintenance in 2019, whereby – in addition to work on the main supporting structure – the driving deck also needed to be replaced. By replacing the timber deck with a composite one with InfraCore® Inside, strength could be added without weighing down the overall construction. An additional advantage is that the new deck could be installed completely liquid-tight on the underlying steel construction, which means that the steelwork is better protected against moisture and de-icing salts, which benefits the lifespan of the total construction at lower maintenance costs. The new deck is low-noise, so that local residents experience less nuisance at traffic passages.
Fotografie: Jan de Vries