Assen | Blauwe Klap

  • Project number: 15-173
  • Class: Other
  • Construction year: 2015

When upgrading the De Blauwe As canal in Assen, a new bridge was needed that can be opened quickly and easily to welcome water sports enthusiasts into the city. This bridge, at one of the most important intersections in the city, was to be the crowning point of the series of bridges across the canal. A bridge that is not only functional, but also an eye-catcher. That became De Blauwe Klap, designed by ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architecten.

FiberCore has supplied the cover panels for the rotary shaft for this bridge. This rotary axis continues under all bridges, making it about 14 panels. These panels are part of the road surface and therefore carry the full traffic load, but are lightweight and therefore easy to remove for maintenance and inspection.

Photography: Eric Bakker