This weekend saw the successful installation of the new arch bridge spanning the Thomassentunnel and the A15 and N15 motorways. The structure was in place by Saturday evening, 30 May. The railway bridge forms a key link in the Theemswegtracé, a new branch of the port railway line that is over four km in length. The first bridge along this route – spanning Rozenburgsesluis – was installed on 4 April 2020. The first trains are expected to travel down the Theemswegtracé in late 2021.
This second bridge, of which the steel structure alone weighs 4,100 tonnes, is 269 m long, 13.7 m wide and 28 m tall. It was built by Hollandia, based in Krimpen aan den IJssel.