A 285 meter long bridge over the IJ canal links Oostelijke
Handelskade to the new housing area on Java-island. The logic
location for the bridge was the place, where 1934 warehouse
The Zwijger stood. Instead of demolishing the old warehouse,
the client decided to pierce the bridge through the building.
The bridge is designed for cars, bicycles and pedestrians. The
separate roads for these traffic types differ in inclination. The
underside of the bridge has an asymmetric curving shape, and its
“legs” are set wide apart in the water. Parts of the road-deck are
detachable to allow incidental passing of large boats.