At the beginning of 2019, the province of South Holland discovered rust on the bridge. Changed use of the lift tower structure meant that reinforcement of the object was necessary. In combination with the deteriorated maintenance condition, the bridge would not be structurally safe.
Hollandia therefore worked on the reinforcement of the construction of the lift towers. In both towers an additional wind brace has been applied which provides stability in strong winds, and some connection points which were affected by rust have been repaired. The rusted parts of the cage ladders were also removed. Finally, the damage to the wearing layer on the bridge deck was repaired and the bridge was lubricated and cleaned.