Brussels: ‘Suzan Daniel’ Bridge’s construction begins
The construction of the future Suzan Daniel Bridge over the canal in Brussels has begun as Aelterman delivered the metal structures by boat on Thursday. The 200-meter-long bridge will connect the North train station to Tour & Taxis, and it will be reserved for cyclists, pedestrians, and public transport.
Named after the LGBT rights activist Suzan Daniel, the new bridge is part of a whole infrastructure project that aims at connecting Tour & Taxis to the North train station. Expanding above the canal and the canal-boat docks, it will be accompanied by a new park located at Kaai Alley.
First pieces of the puzzle
On Thursday, metal specialist Aelterman delivered the first part of the bridge’s structure. “The bridge is a major technical feat, an encouragement to sustainable mobility, but above all the link between the different districts of Brussels. A project that meets any of the requirements of Beliris,” declared Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès (MR), in charge of Beliris.
The future 200-meter-long structure will be dedicated to soft-mobility. On one side, a six-meter wide path will be reserved for cyclists and pedestrians while the other seven-meter wide stretch will be used only by public transport. Costing a total of 9,4 million euros, the Suzan Daniel Bridge should be completed by the summer of 2021.