Wednesday 22 September 2021

Speed limit on Haringvlietbrug reduced to 50kph

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A speed limit of 50 kph has been imposed on the Haringvlietbrug on the A29 south of Rotterdam to reduce vibration.

Until renovation of the bridge takes place in 2023, reports NOS, the speed limit needs to be halved to stop vibration in 210 aluminium plates on its under side.

In 2017, around 20 cars were damaged when a metal part of the bridge came loose.

The bridge is an important traffic link between Rotterdam and Antwerp, used by around 65,000 vehicles a day, and it can also be raised so that tall ships can pass.

According to NOS, this is one of a number of ‘baby boomer’ bridges that are in urgent need of repair in the coming years, and so queues on the roads are expected to be ever more frequent.

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