Bridge raised for river traffic.
|Crosses||Harlinger Vaart River|
1.2 km W of Leeuwarden, 10.1 km W of Tietjerk, 19.5 km NNE of Sneek
|Other name(s)||the 'Flying Drawbridge'|
|Material||Iron and steel|
|Total length||15 m|
|Designer||Van Driel Mechatronica|
|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. This movable bridge is also known as the “Slauerhoffbrug ‘Flying’ Drawbridge”. One of the main designers is Emile Asari.
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 blocking road traffic.
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