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Location DB > Netherlands > Utrecht > Vianen > Lekbrug Vianen
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Lekbrug Vianen
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created by IIVQ on 12/20/2008 10:37 PM
last modified by IIVQ on 12/20/2008 11:39 PM
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 Overview
 Description
153 metre span over the river Lek. There might be some interesting features on the underside of the span - we didn't explore them.
 Basic Information
Type: Bridge
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
(former) A2
Vianen, Utrecht
Netherlands
Owner: Rijkswaterstaat
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    The bridge's main span is 153 meter, and it is 29 meter wide. The total bridge length is 532 meter.

    On the brige you're not in view, as persons on the nearby active highway bridge can't see you.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1936
    Closed: 2006
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     History
    This bridge was built in 1936. During the second world war, it was demolished. After the war, a temporary ship bridge was constructed, but this bridge got repaired and was reopenend in 1948.

    This bridge ranked high in the traffic jam top-10, so it was decided to replace it by two new bridges, called "Jan Blankenbergbrug". The first one was ready in 1999, the second in 2006. They are allready planning a third span.

    The foundation "Arch Bridge Vianen" tried to prevent the demolishment, first with the argument it was a monument, later that it was part of the state road plan of 1927 - just as the waalbrug near Zaltbommel - but in 2007 the highest court decided that the demolishing could go on.

    At the same time, the regional transport authority thought it would be useful to convert it to a tram bridge, to connect Nieuwegein (north) with Vianen (south), but the upkeep costs of the bridge would be too high.

    The wrecking will probably start in 2010 and finish in 2011.
     Media Coverage
    http://www.rtv9.nl...nt/view/29186/441/
    http://www.ad.nl/u...ekbrug_Vianen.html
     Future Plans
    The bridge will be demolished.
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    Sun, Nov 30th, 2008
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/24/2008 4:15 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 24 08 at 16:15, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 20 08 at 23:39, IIVQ made this location available
  • on Dec 20 08 at 23:39, IIVQ changed the following: History, Year Built, Year Closed, Interesting Features, Media Coverage, Description
  • on Dec 20 08 at 23:23, IIVQ updated gallery picture End of the road
  • on Dec 20 08 at 23:22, IIVQ updated gallery picture South
  • on Dec 20 08 at 23:21, IIVQ updated gallery picture Fog
  • on Dec 20 08 at 23:20, IIVQ updated gallery picture Dark Light
  • on Dec 20 08 at 23:18, IIVQ updated gallery picture Lines
  • on Dec 20 08 at 23:18, IIVQ updated gallery picture Majestic
  • on Dec 20 08 at 23:16, IIVQ updated gallery picture Overview
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