Bridge Veedijk

In order to make the Albert Canal navigable for inland vessels with four layers of containers, all the bridges along it had to have a minimum clearance of 9.10 m. The old bridge in Meerhout did not meet that condition.

Herbosch-Kiere was responsible for the demolition of the old bridge, the construction of the abutments and the construction of the new bridge. The new bridge is a 123-metre-long arch bridge constructed solely from steel and weighing 1800 tons.  Two lanes 3.25 metres wide and two separate one-way cycle paths 1.75 metres wide were provided on the bridge.


  • Project name

    Bridge Veedijk
  • Location

  • Building period

    2013 - 2014
  • Total value

    +/- 6 M €