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Hi-Con bridge wins the prestigious European Concrete Award!


Catharinabrug in Leiden, Holland, wins the European Concrete Award 2018 in the category ’Civil Engineering’. The project for Leiden city was realized by a team consisting of DP6 Architectuurstudio, Gebr. Schouls and Pieters Bouwtechniek in close cooperation with Hi-Con A/S. Bridge deck and pillars are made from prefabricated elements in Hi-Cons CRC i3® UHPC concrete specially developed for use in larger structures in marine environments.




The elegant bridge has a minimalistic and organic design and is very slim in comparison to the span (1:81 in slenderness index) – a slenderness needed due to requirements of free height under the bridge and made possible only because of Hi-Cons CRC i3® concept.

Hi-Con has contributed with specialized knowledge on design, calculations, assembly and execution, and delivered the complex bridge elements and JointCast material for casting the elements together in order to realize the demanding project.



Congratulations on winning the award and for creating this beautiful bridge in the center of Leiden.

Builder: Gemeente Leiden, Leiden
Architect: DP6 architectuurstudio, Delft
Engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft
UHPC supplier: Hi-Con, Alblasserdam
Contractor: Gebr. Schouls, Leiden
Urban planner: Rijnboutt, Amsterdam


See more pictures of the bridge right here

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