October 2, 2022

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Foundation for Brokkelbrug successor completed: 21 40-ton beams installed (Wijnegem)

Foundation for Brokkelbrug successor completed: 21 40-ton beams installed (Wijnegem)

Wommelgem / Wijnegem

On Sunday afternoon, the last of the so-called 21 girders were laid on the pillars of the new bridge over the E313 between Wijnegem and Wommelgem. Since the flags won’t be removed until Monday evening, there will be a nuisance on the E313 until then.

Jan Uman

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After placing 14 concrete elements on Saturday with the help of large cranes, the “mission” was completed on Sunday. With great accuracy, the long beams were put into place on the highway in the direction of Hasselt. Each concrete block weighs 40 tons.

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“Things went very smoothly,” says Stephanie Nagels, a spokeswoman for the Roads and Traffic Agency’s Roads and Traffic Agency. “Around 1pm, the biggest maneuvers ended. The construction of the new bridge is now a reality. After the bridge girders are placed, this is followed by the construction of the bridge road, approach ramps and the installation of bicycle bridges. Works are expected to continue until the end of the year. We are expected to open At the beginning of 2023. The Flemish government is investing more than 7 million euros in the new artwork.”

A positive course doesn’t mean E313 will be launched in full again. The banners will not be removed until Monday evening. During the day the place is too busy on the highway to do so. (yes)

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