The Swing Bridge on the Causeway is 220 feet long and weighs 450 tons. The Causeway has a total length of 2493 feet and features a two-lane motorway, a bicycle track and footpaths and was put into use on December 23 to help relieve traffic congestion in the Simpson Bay area.
The new Causeway has two round-a-bouts at the Airport Road near the end of the runway and at Union Road near the border. There are also two protected sidewalks for pedestrians and a bicycle track and it will improve accessibility to Simpson Bay, the airport and Cole Bay. The new Causeway will have two roundabouts on Airport Boulevard near the end of the runway and on Union Road near the border.
The swing bridge is the only element of the Causeway that had to be constructed in The Netherlands and particular cool for us as it was delivered by one of our customers (see picture above). There will be two navigating channels for boats to pass through simultaneously when the swing bridge is open. Large mega yachts will also be able to pass through.
The bridge connects Airport Road with Union Road as shown on the map below.
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