Remote controlled bridges
The work was done in an urban environment. The bridge over the Overtoom Lock and the Kattensloot Bridge are located in the western part of Amsterdam, while the Latjes Bridge is located in the eastern part. To minimise inconvenience for local residents and road users, and to prevent any damage to the area, much of the work was done from a platform on the water. What is unique about this project is that Hollandia Services has turned all three bridges into remote controlled bridges, meaning that the water authority, Waternet, can now open and close them remotely. The work started in October 2017 and was completed on schedule in February 2018. Despite the contract being awarded late, Hollandia Services managed to do the work completely to the City of Amsterdam’s requirements (within the time allocated for closure of the waterway).