Floating expansion joints for Europe’s largest lift bridge
Munich, Rotterdam. Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe, so its port entrance for overseas container ships is both vast and congested. This is the entrance to what is currently the largest lift bridge in Europe: the Botlekbrug. Opening and closing a bridge of this size represents uncharted territory. It requires special bearings and expansion joints which MAURER has developed specifically for this purpose. These can be opened and closed.