Ney & Parners has designed the Annie Vande Wielebrug (below), which will improve access to Sint-Pieters station. The design team described the steel bridge as slender with an open structure that creates space and a play of lines.

Annie Vande Wielebrug in Ghent

The 100m-long bridge over Watersportbaan is expected to be crossed 3,000 times a day.

Excavation work has now started and will be followed by the foundations and road works. In November, the bridge is due to be floated into position in its entirety.

The name Annie Vande Wielebrug is a tribute to a woman who sailed alone around the world in the 1950s. She grew up and lived in Ghent.