Certainly thousand bridges must be renovated or replaced in the Netherlands. This enables Building Netherlands versus BNR. According to the trade association for the construction industry will therefore problems as now more common at the Merwede bridge in the future.
,, Many bridges are designed for a life span of fifty years and a number by which life back, "says board member Martijn Smitt.
In addition, the bridges are then designed for a certain traffic volume and axle loads. ,, And those are increased exponentially in recent years, "Smitt said. Among the thousand bridges are especially many small bridges, but according to Building Netherlands also some of the major transport network.
By Editors AD: Photo: ANP / Lex van Lieshout