The First Bicycle Cable-stayed Bridge in Netherlands


Posted on 2017-05-03 Author:LIYUCSF


Like a flying saucer in shape, the first bicycle cable-stayed bridge named “Hovenring”is located above the intersection of Eindhoven, Veldhoven and Meerhoven in Netherlands, becomes the new landmark.


The bridge comprises a 70-metre high pylon, 24 steel cables and a circular bridge deck and is made out of circa 1.000 tons of steel. The cables are attached to the inner side of the bridge deck, right where the bridge deck connects to the circular, concrete counter weight. This way, torsion within the 70-metre diameter bridge deck is prevented. To ensure stability, concrete was added to sections of the bridge deck as well. The M-shaped supports near the approach spans also ensure stability. Soon after the pylon was put in place, the cables started vibrating visibly.

Netherlands is most famous cycling city in the world, Hovenring is not only the cycling bridge serving for 5000 cyclists each day, but also the good place for cyclists in holiday.










Like a flying saucer in shape, the first bicycle cable-stayed bridge named “Hovenring”is located above the intersection of Eindhoven, Veldhoven and Meerhoven in Netherlands, becomes the new landmark.


The bridge comprises a 70-metre high pylon, 24 steel cables and a circular bridge deck and is made out of circa 1.000 tons of steel. The cables are attached to the inner side of the bridge deck, right where the bridge deck connects to the circular, concrete counter weight. This way, torsion within the 70-metre diameter bridge deck is prevented. To ensure stability, concrete was added to sections of the bridge deck as well. The M-shaped supports near the approach spans also ensure stability. Soon after the pylon was put in place, the cables started vibrating visibly.

Netherlands is most famous cycling city in the world, Hovenring is not only the cycling bridge serving for 5000 cyclists each day, but also the good place for cyclists in holiday.