Start of rock filling at pillars swing bridges Ghent-Terneuzen Canal

Contractor FL BV has started with rock filling around the bridge pillars of the swing bridges Sluiskil and Sas van Gent in the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal last weeks. Due to heavy bridge scour, erosion pits have occurred by flow velocity and current velocities of passing cargo ships. The erosion pits must be poured with sand and rocks. Walhout Civil designed robust bed protections on the basis of various studies and analyzes of the collapse and failure mechanisms of the bridge pillars, sheet piling and mooring constructions. The job must be finished by mid-September 2019. The nuisance for shipping is minimal.