Structural upgrading the wrought iron suspension bridge in Wissekerke (near Antwerp)

Opening bridge

Trough the master thesis of Michael de Bouw, we got involved in the renovation of the oldest wrought iron  suspension bridge on the vast continent of Europe. The former private castle bridge, which was built in 1824 by engineer Vifquain, will be used as a public park bridge leading to higher imposed loads. The team of the re-use group advised the upgrading of the structure. In 2012 the footbridge was open again for public.