Prins Claus bridge wins Staalprijs 2023

The Prins Claus bridge in Dordrecht has won the Nationele Staalprijs (National Steel Prize) 2022 in the Infrastructure category. The prize was awarded on 4 October in the AFAS Theater in Leusden.

The jury judged the proposal as highly innovative, a sculptural landmark that would unmistakably put Dordrecht on the map. The bridge was opened by Princess Beatrix in October 2021.

The Prince Claus Bridge is a 140-metre long bicycle-pedestrian bridge that connects the new residential area Stadswerf in Dordrecht with the historic city centre of Dordrecht. It is a bascule bridge with a rotating ballast mast.

Client: Municipality of Dordrecht (Dordrecht); Architecture: RenĂ© van Zuuk Architects (Almere); Structural Design: Iv-Infra BV (Sliedrecht); Performance; Combination Dura Vermeer – Hillebrand BV (Rotterdam); Steel construction: ASK Romein – Hillebrand (Vlissingen).

The steel prize is awarded in five categories: in addition to Infrastructure these are: Non-residential Building (winner: Museum Arnhem); Industrial building (winner: WILA De Tool, Lochem); Housing (winner: Utrecht platform); Characteristic steel construction parts (winner: National Holocaust Memorial of Names, Amsterdam).

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