Truss Bridge in Sneek - NL

Heavy load bridge over Autobahn 7

Client: Municipality of Sneek / Province Fryslan

Year of construction: 2010

Architect: Achterbosch Architectuur, Leeuwarden

Design/ Construction:
Grontmij, de Bilt - Overall coordination/Concrete work
Oranjewoud, Heerenven - steel construction
Lüning, Doetinchem - timber construction

Project management: InVra plus, Veendam

Structural calculation: Blaß & Eberhart, Karlsruhe

Length: 32,00 m
Width: 8,80 m
Hieght: 15,00 m
Headroom: 4,60 m

Construction: Truss construction made of Accoya wood

Our services: Consultancy timber engineering, project management 


The second Accoya glulam bridge was completed shortly after the Sneek I. It is slightly smaller than the first one but shares the same design and capacity.

The truss bridge in Sneek is one of the first buildings worlwide where Accoya wood is used as a structural material. The acetylated pine wood needs no further constructional wood protection. The biaxial curved shape of the carriers is a great innovation in timber engineering. The form of the bridge reminds of a Gothic arch and refers to the symbol of the city Sneek. The imposing building can endure 60 tons gross vehicles.