Vilvoorde Viaduct

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Coordinates: 50°54′48″N 4°25′17″E / 50.91333°N 4.42139°E / 50.91333; 4.42139

Vilvoorde Viaduct

The Vilvoorde viaduct is part of the R0 Brussels beltway.

Built as the last piece to close the Brussels beltway in 1977, it allowed the beltway to be opened for traffic on December 29 the same year. It crosses several roads, the river Zenne, the Brussels-Scheldt canal, a railroad and the (then) Renault factory.

Today's daily traffic is about 140.000 vehicles, while the saturation point is about 180.000.

Technical data[edit]

  • Length : 1700 m
  • Height : 35 m (average)
  • Width : 20 m for each direction
  • 22 rows of pillars
  • Largest span: 162 m
  • Superstructure : start and ending in concrete - centre structure in steel (879 m)