The Dafne Schippers Bridge is a 110 metre bicycle and pedestrian bridge that crosses the Amsterdam Rijn canal to connect the center of the city of Utrecht with one if its new districts, Leidsche Rijn. The bridge itself is suspended 9 metres above the canal, with the highest point on the suspension arms stretching 35 meters above the water.
FATZER not only manufactured more than 40 tons of full locked coil ropes with diameters of 105 and 93mm, open spiral strand with 26mm with HYEND sockets, but also supplied the required hanger rope clamps and assisted with a supervisor during the installation period.
The bridge is named after Dafne Schippers, a Dutch world class athlete that has her roots in Utrecht. The bridge is expected to serve around 11,000 cyclists per day.