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11.02.2020 - Awarding of price

The Catharina bridge wins the european concrete award

The Catharina bridge wins the european concrete award

Catharina Bridge


Catharinabrug in Leiden, the Netherlands, wins the European Concrete Award 2018 in the category ‘Civil Engineering’. The project was carried out for the city of Leiden by a team consisting of DP6 Architectuurstudio, Gebr. Schouls and Pieters Bouwtechniek in close collaboration with Hi-Con A/S. The bridge decks and bridge piers are made of prefabricated elements in Hi-Cons CRC i3® UHPC concrete, which has been specifically developed for larger structures in a marine environment.


The elegant bridge has a minimalist and organic design and is very slim in relation to the span (1:81 in slenderness index) - a slenderness that was necessary i.a. due to requirements for free clearence hight under the bridge, which was only possible due to Hi-Cons CRC i3® concept.

Hi-Con has contributed specialist knowledge in both design, calculations and assembly strategy and execution, as well as delivered the complex bridge elements and JointCast material for casting - to realize the demanding project.


Congratulations on the award to the whole team 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 planning: Rijnboutt, Amsterdam


See more pictures of the Catharina bridge here

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