Truss Bridge in Sneek - NL

Heavy load bridge over Autobahn 7

Client: Municipality of Sneek / Province Fryslan

Year of construction: 2008

Architekt: Achterbosch Architectuur, Leeuwarden

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

Construction management: InVra plus, Veendam

Structural calculation: Blaß & Eberhart, Karlsruhe

Length: 32,00m
Width: 12,00m
Height: 15,00m
Headroom: 4,60m

Construction: Truss timber construction of Accoya

Our services: Consultancy timber engineering, project management 


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