Dismantling of the old Botlekbrug
From October 2017 through January 2018, we demolished and processed in stages the bridge sections of the old Botlekbrug. We then delivered the scrap – in total around 6,000 tons – as a secondary raw material to steel smelters. We carried this out in partnership with Vlasman Sloopwerken. The work took place at Jansen Recycling Group’s dismantling yard in Vlaardingen.
The old Botlekbrug formed a bottleneck for shipping in the Oude Maas and restricted traffic flows on the A15. For this reason, Rijkswaterstaat realised a new Botlekbrug. The new bridge can accommodate more road and rail traffic.