Cast Panama Wheel

New Bascule Bridge is gearing up for opening

As previously mentioned, Eurotech Benelux was awarded the supply of cast steel Panama wheels (large bridge gears), steel spring cylinders, forged shafts and cast steel bearing houses for the bascule bridge over the River Gouwe in Holland. The extensive test period spanning several months has now come to and end, and main contractor Heijmans has announced that the official opening of the bridge will be on December 22th 2016. The opening ceremony  will see it named “Amalia bridge”.

Eurotech Benelux, experts in the field of manufacturing complete moving bridge mechanisms, which comprise of complex cast, fabricated and machined steel products, plus  wide variety of associated materials. All would not have been possible, thanks to the close collaboration with  steel construction company Hillebrand, and main contractor Heijmans.

We shall shortly be announcing more news of contracts we have for Bascule, or draw bridge mechanisms.

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