Herbosch-Kiere has built a new bridge for cyclists and pedestrians in the centre of Deinze.Â The new bridge is a bascule bridge 38 m long and 4 m wide. Vessels with a maximum height of 3.2 m can simply pass underneath the bridge while it is folded open for higher vessels. A gradient of 4.5 % makes it easy for cyclists and pedestrians to get to the other side.
Rather than span the Lys with a single bridge section, we built two piers in the water on steel tubular pile foundations. Two concrete abutments connect the piers and the bank. Between the piers, we installed a movable steel bridge section weighing a total of 30 tons. One of the piers serves as a basement level housing two jacks, which together push the bridge upwards. The bridge does not have a superstructure that has a visual impact. Everything is hidden in the concrete.
Herbosch-Kiere also built a guide that leads vessels to the bridge opening and a guard jetty which vessels can moor to until the bridge has opened.