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Brug van Zaltbommel

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  • DeMegens

    Bridge you can pass only on the west site. So for both directions!

    • July 28, 2019

  • Leon Heynen

    Halfway down on the south side you can go to your right and start biking next to the Waal.

    • December 26, 2019

  • Ria van den Heuvel

    From Zaltbommel you can also walk under the A2 and the railway bridge along the Waal and a long way through the floodplains. Is really worth it.

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    • December 9, 2020

  • Barry Putters

    From the bridge a beautiful view of Zaltbommel and the river Waal.

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    • April 16, 2019

  • PeeWee

    BommelsebrugThe first road bridge at this location was the historic Bommelsebrug, this bridge was built as part of the Rijkswegenplan 1927 and was one of the first permanent road bridges over the major rivers in this part of the Netherlands. The bridge opened to traffic on November 18, 1933.[1][2] The bridge was 913 meters long and cost 4 million guilders. This was a large steel truss bridge. This bridge had four lanes without a center separation and was nicknamed "De Smalle Brug". Due to the absence of a central partition and the narrow lanes, the bridge was considered dangerous. The Bommelsebrug was one of the biggest bottlenecks for traffic outside the Randstad in the 1980s.Martinus NijhoffbrugDue to the congestion, substandard width and aging of the bridge, planning for the replacement of the bridge was started in the 1980s. A cable-stayed bridge was chosen, which was originally planned as one of a future two cable-stayed bridges at this location.[3] The construction of the bridge started in September 1992 west of the Bommelsebrug. The new bridge was opened to traffic on January 18, 1996.[4] This did not solve the bottleneck, because the A2 narrowed to 2x2 lanes at the Zaltbommel junction. From 2000, the narrowing grew into the largest congestion problem in the Netherlands. After the A2 was completed with 2x3 lanes in 2010 between Zaltbommel and the Empel interchange, the traffic jams had almost completely disappeared.The old Bommelsebrug was only demolished in 2008, so that there were three parallel bridges over the Waal for 12 years.Source
    wegenwiki.nl/Martinus_Nijhoffbrug

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    • September 9, 2021

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