The Largest Turning Bridge in Europe
With a length of 130 meters, the 'Verbindingsbrug' in the Belgian port of Antwerp-Bruges is the largest turning bridge in Europe. Including foot and bicycle paths, it measures ten meters in width and weighs approximately 2,200 tons. To connect people and ensure the secure exchange of goods, the bridge opens and closes up to 30 times a day.
This is made possible by a rothe erde® slewing bearing (Ø 7,000 mm | Weight: 17 tons), ensuring a reliable, smooth, and efficient rotation. The bearing is also designed to withstand the harsh maritime environment, ensuring that the bridge will function safely for many years to come.