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Three Bridges Hoofddorp

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Santiago Calatrava
location Hoofddorp
function bridge
contributed by dirkverwoerd

These bridges were planned as part of the main infrastructure for an area with 6000 new houses. For the Hoofdvaart, Calatrava designed a 'family' of three cable stayed bridges with very similar characteristics. Just as with his previous designs, the human body stood model for these bridges. All three bridges have a main steel pylon in the form of a spindle, which varies its position from vertical to inclined along the Hoofdvaart, as travellers pass from bridge to bridge. As landmarks, the pylons pierce the sky and at the same time accentuate the geometrical lines of the polder landscape. The bridges have been subject to criticism, because of their excessive costs, their extravagance and their size in relation to the small canal. In 2007, the maintenance for the corroding bridges was reported to cost 5 mln Euro. The first renovation of the middle bridge will be finished in 2010.

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Three Bridges Hoofddorp
Nieuwe Bennebroekerweg
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How to get there? All three bridges are located alongside the Hoofdvaart, two in Nieuw-Vennep and one in Hoofddorp. The pinpoint indicates the middle one. The bridges can be reached by foot, walking from train station Nieuw Vennep. Be aware that the total distance between the three bridges is 2.5 km.
Completion 5- 2004
Cost € 28800000,-
ArchitectSantiago Calatrava
associate architectARCADIS
building costs consultantARCADIS
project managerARCADIS
contractorDVH Dekker-Vobi-VanderHorst
contractorVictor Buyck Steel Construction
Client Haarlemmermeer Council
Project ID 6422
Latitude/Longitude 52°17'02N 04°39'42E
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