The works formed part of the â€˜Hallemaal Bridgesâ€™ project which aims to improve both the quality of life and mobility in and around the city of Halle as well as the accessibility of the Brussels-Charleroi canal in the long term. Herbosch-Kiere carried out an extensive project in Halle consisting of the renovation of the Zenne bridge and the construction of the South bridge and the Klara bridge.
Herbosch-Kiere was the main contractor for the whole job and was in charge of the civil engineering works. The Zenne bridge is suitable for all types of traffic. Two lanes have been provided for motor vehicles and a speed limit of 50 km/h applies. Public transport can also use the bridge and one-way cycle paths and footpaths have also been provided along both sides. Public transport, motor vehicles and cyclists are also allowed on the South bridge. The one-way cycle paths link seamlessly to the cycle paths on the new Zenne bridge. The number of pedestrians who will use the South bridge will be rather limited. For that reason, a mixed zone for cyclists and pedestrians 2.5 m wide was provided. The new Klara bridge was built for pedestrians.