Commissioned by Visser & Smit Bouw, De Kok Staalbouw completed a covered bridge connecting the Princess Máxima Centre for Paediatric Oncology (PMC) and the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital (WKZ).
The bridge also forms a symbolic link between the knowledge and expertise of the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital and the Princess Máxima Centre. The connecting bridge will strengthen cooperation between the two organizations.
The bridge is located seven metres above street level and has an attention-getting, colourful appearance. It is 160 metres long and nearly 5 metres high. Unattractive elements, such as utilities, are concealed in the steel constructions. The connecting bridge is supported by the fewest possible, slender pillars.
The bridge was assembled from prefabricated sections up to 50 metres long, complete with roof and facade cladding, with the utilities already pre-installed. Thanks to our many years of experience with prefabricated bridge components, the inconvenience to both hospitals was minimized by keeping the installation time as short as possible.
Visser en Smit Bouw