Together, the bridges of De Blaricummermeent create a family and are seen as a continuation of the hedge along the roads of the master plan. Consequently, straight as well as curved bridges exist, which cross the river in a perpendicular and a diagonal way. A simple bridge slab was chosen to emphasize the continuity of the roads; the fence of the bridge stands out. The fence is shaped like an artificial hedge, referring to the hedges along all the roads which are so prominent in Blaricum and De Blaricummermeent. Much attention has gone into the development of the element of the fence, which offers a varied and open image by mirroring and turning it. It is an organic element which guides the pedestrian while crossing the river.
14 bridges over the Meentstroom
the fence element, mirrored horizontally and vertically
client: Gemeente Blaricum
in collaboration with: Bureau B+B until 2011, Royal HaskoningDHV