Bridge raised for river traffic.
|Other name(s)||the 'Flying Drawbridge'|
|Crosses||Harlinger Vaart River|
1.2 km W of Leeuwarden, 5.7 km NW of Provincie Friesland, 10.1 km W of Tietjerk, 19.5 km NxNE of Sneek
|Designer||Van Driel Mechatronica|
|Material||Iron and steel|
|Total length||15 m|
|Type: Tail bridge|
The Slauerhoffbrug (English: Slauerhoff Bridge) is a fully automatic bascule bridge (aka tail bridge) in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. It uses two arms to swing a section of road in and out of place within the road itself. It is also known as the “Slauerhoffbrug ‘Flying’ Drawbridge”.
A tail bridge can quickly and efficiently be raised and lowered from one pylon (instead of hinges). This quickly allows water traffic to pass while only briefly stalling road traffic.
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