At the request of the new Nijmegen city council, Ney & Partners has adapted its earlier design of the pedestrian bridge over the Waalhaven to make it accessible to people with mobility or physical disabilities.

The bridge is part of the route along the River Waal and should ensure that pedestrians can access the city centre along this road.

A stair platform lift moves along two rails between the two stair halves in a technique similar to a funicular cable-car.

Waalhaven Bridge - copyright Ney & Partners

Above: Waalhaven Bridge - copyright Ney & Partners

The platform bridges a height of 5m over a length of 15m. It has been designed to be accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters or prams but is deliberately too short for bigger wheeled vehicles.