A 285 meter long fixed bridge over the IJ canal links the Oostelijke Handelskade (main access road) and the Veemkade (slow traffic) on the southern side, to the new housing area on Java-island. This bridge is designed for cars, bicycles and pedestrians. The separated roads for these different traffic-types differ in inclination. The bridge itself has asymmetric curves underneath and its "legs" are set wide apart into the IJ. Parts of the road-deck are detachable to allow incidental passing of large boats.
Because of logic traffic-reasons the bridge should be built at the same spot where the existing warehouse The Zwijger (1934) already stood. The client decided to pierce the bridge through the building, in favour of demolishing the old warehouse.