The new bridge will form an important bicycle connection between the village centers of Essene and Sint-Katharina-Lombeek. There will be two cycle paths of 2.5 meters each, but cars can also use the bridge. “The design of the bridge is primarily aimed at bicycle traffic, but there is also a strip for local car traffic. Cars can go in one direction at a time. In other words, if there are oncoming traffic, they will have to wait for each other, ”says Anton De Coster of the Agency for Roads and Traffic.
The first preparations will start in mid-August, but the bridge will not be built until November. During the works there will be three narrowed lanes in both directions with a speed limit of 70 kilometers per hour.