The transport will consist of three shipments from Hollandia Infra at Krimpen aan den IJssel to the construction site near the Thomassentunnel.
The first load of some 500 tonnes passed beneath Erasmusbrug on August 20. Commenting on this, Hollandia Infra’s Guus Olierook told Radio Rijnmond that:
It’s a serious steel construction work that’s passing through here
Hollandia is one of five companies in the SaVe consortium, which was contracted by the Port of Rotterdam Authority to install the substructure for the rail route.
Parts for the other arch bridge along the Theemsweg route were transported from Iemants in Antwerp to the construction site at Rozenburgsesluis last month.
The bridges will be assembled later this year and manoeuvred to their place next year. They will be part of the Theemsweg route, an over four-kilometre new rail route through the Port of Rotterdam. This will be completed by end 2021, when the superstructure has been installed in a follow-up contract.
The Theemsweg route is a solution for the capacity bottleneck at the Calandbrug near Rozenburg.