The New Maria Bridge

Year 2015 - 2016
Typology Fixed bridge
Location Den Bosch, NL
Client Municipality of Den Bosch
Collaboration Wallaard Noordeloos, Appel Advies
Architects Syb van Breda, Nicolai Waterdrinker, Tom de Weijer

In our vision, the New Maria Bridge should be a simple and elegant jump over the valley, without any support. We have been inspired by two adjacent bridges on either side: the Wilhelmina- and Willems bridge. Both are beautiful arch bridges with a warm brick character. Arch and brick have been given a place in our design too. The curved bridge deck, the parapet and the brickwork play an intricate game of radiation. The abutments are curved and recessed under the bridge deck, rendering them practically invisible.