At the end of 1992, a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists over Open Havenfront was officially opened as a link between Prins Hendrikkade and the island on which Central Station stands (Stationseiland). It also draws together the old town and the development on the banks of the IJ inlet. To bring out the railway station's insular status, the bridge is a transparent, airy, graceful element tying the banks together without compromising the openness of the water between them. The lighting stresses both structure and siting, as well as harmonizing with the public lighting round about.
Gemeentelijk Grondbedrijf Amsterdam
Benthem Crouwel Architects