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Two more pedestrian bridges placed over Brussels Canal

14:04 08/06/2021

Two more pedestrian bridges have been placed over the Brussels Canal, connecting Molenbeek to Brussels-City. They follow the Suzan Daniel bridge, which was placed this spring to connect Brussels’ northern quarter with the Tour & Taxis area.

The two new bridges are further south (see map), the first connecting the two banks at Rue Sainte-Marie, home to the Comte de Flandre metro station. This bridge, placed on Sunday, is 30 metres long and just over six metres wide, weighing 87 tons.

The second connects the Mima museum with Porte de Ninove with on the Brussels side. This one is 38 metres long, seven metres wide and weighs 160 tons. It was placed on Saturday. Both bridges are open to cyclists and pedestrians.

The bridges were financed and placed by the federal investment fund Beliris for a total price of €3.5 million. “This will make for a more efficient connection for pedestrians and cyclists, as they connect with the regional cycle routes along the canal,” said Beliris in a statement.

While the bridges were places across the canal at the weekend, they will not be ready for use until September. The Suzan Daniel bridge, which has been fitted with tram tracks, won’t be open until at least the end of the year.

Image courtesy Google

 

Written by Lisa Bradshaw