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Bronze 2021 Architecture / Bridges

The Zeeland Bridge

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture / Bridges
  • Photographer
    Rob Bekker

The Zeeland Bridge or as it is called in Dutch "de Zeelandbrug" is the longest bridge in the Netherlands and spans the Oosterschelde estuary, connecting the islands of Noord-Beveland and Schouwen-Duiveland in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Construction started in 1963 and it was completed in 1965, at that time it was the longest bridge in Europe. The bridge's total length is 5,022 metres, and is built up out of 48 spans of 95 metres each. Two spans are a little over 72 metres. Additionally there is a movable bridge with a width of 40 meters.