Located immediately to the west of Amsterdamıs busy
Schiphol Airport, the municipality of Haarlemmermeer is an
area of rapid economic and urban development, centered on
the town of Hoofddorp.
As part of its infrastructure planning, the Haarlemmermeer
Haarlemmermeer) decided to build three bridges that will be
signature structures at the main crossings over the
The three crossings the Council selected are
Hoofddorp Junction, which marks the entrance to Hoofddorp,
Toolenburg Junction, an important traffic junction in
Hoofddorp, and Nieuw Vennep Junction, which marks the
entrance to Nieuw Vennep.
Sharing common elements will allow the three bridges to be
read as belonging to the same family of bridges. All three
are cable-stayed bridges, and all three have a main steel
pylon in the form of a spindle. The spindle varies its
position, from vertical to inclined along the Hoofdvaart, as
travelers pass from bridge to bridge.
The cable layout also varies from design to design,
accentuating the importance and height of the pylon for each
The three bridges will enable the smooth flow of pedestrian,
bicycle, and motor traffic on both the local and
interregional level. The new bridges will also help to
implement the infrastructure design for Haarlemmermeer and,
at the same time, create a visual path along the Hoofdvaart.
Bennebroekerweg Bridge: Total length: 148 meters Nieuw
Vennep Bridge: Total length: 142 meters Toolenburg Bridge:
Total length: 26 meters
Client: Gemeente Haarlemmermeer, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.