Voldijk fietsburg Bridge , Tilburg Netherlands
Back to Projects

Voldijk fietsburg Bridge, Tilburg Netherlands 

Products in use : Macalloy Tension Bars

Background : Steel, Cycling and pedestrian bridge which is used by approximately 4,000 people a day. Designed to be slender and modest and spans 103 meters.

Macalloy involvement : The Voldijk fietsbrug suspension bridge is incredibly unique in the way it utilises Macalloy Tension Bars within its structure.

This design uses tension bars for what is generally known as the main cable and the hangers, using a network of butterfly plates to connect tension bars at varying angles to achieve a catenary aesthetic to the bars and achieve the relevant load requirements of a cable suspension bridge. The use of tension bars can have several advantages over using cables in this application including providing greater stiffness, having shorter lengths to aid installation and is often a more cost-effective solution to using cable.

Voldijk fietsburg Bridge , Tilburg Netherlands







Looking for a particular project? Try our….

Reference Hub

Previous Project
Almonte Bridge, Spain 
Products in use : Macalloy 1030 bars in 75mm and 40mm Background : This viaduct is part of a high...
Next Project
Khalifa Stadium, Doha, Qatar tension rods supplied by Macalloy of Sheffield
Khalifa Stadium, Doha, Qatar
This magnificent Stadium is one of many hosting the 2022 FIFA World cup in Qatar.Originally built in 1976, it has...