Do you like to visit Eindhoven? Visiting city of Eindhoven is indeed a stunning city that you must not miss to visit if you are looking for the best place where you can unwind and see great attractions in the city. The city of Eindhoven can relatively offer great travel experiences, lots of activities and great places to visit. For sure, this city will never fail to satisfy your wants and needs for great places.
If you are in Eindhoven then you must not miss seeing Hovenring. Probably, you are curious if how Hovenring looks like. Well, it is a great and popular cable-stayed bridge that serves as a pedestrian and a great place for cyclists. No doubt that this cable-stayed bridge is one of a kind. It is actually the first circular bridge in the world. The circular and cable-stayed greatly attract more people to visit Eindhoven and to see personally this circular and cable-stayed floating circular cycle.
Overview on Hovenring
Hovenring is a bridge with 72 meters and it actually suspended from being a cable-stayed floating circular bridge with 70 meters. 24 cables are located in the center of the round which is about a 70-meter pylon. With its stunning structural features, it seems that this structure is floating over a large motorized traffic and new conjunction. It also has conspicuous lighting and thinks decks. No doubt that Hovenring becomes city’s newest tourist attraction. It also becomes the city’s newest landmark. During night time, the slender bike ring is being lifted in order to emphasize more its floating effect.
Hovenring also looks like a flying saucer. Its hoovers located above the intersections of Meerenakkwereg and Heerbaan serves as its steel bridge. It has impressive pylon markings that serve as the entranceway of two cities such as Veldhoven and Eindhoven.
Before, there was a level crossing that causes a growth of heavy traffic. Development of this circular and cable stayed floating cycle is city’s main solution to at least lessen the heavy traffic in the city. In the long run, people in the city realized that development of Hovenring is indeed a great help when it comes on coping up with traffic.
The city council of Eindhoven city refrain cyclists to use the underpass since it causes traffic. So, they asked IPV Delft, specialists on building Dutch bridge to create possible solutions. Delft took the challenge and he starts to conceptualize a solution for heavy traffic. The idea of developing a circular cable stayed bridge that looks like floating appeared and they soon started its construction.
Building Hovenring was not easy. In fact, its development and construction was tougher than what they expected. They opened the bridge in last month of 2011. After almost one year of project’s completion, the bridge was closed because of several factors. They suspended cables in order to ensure safety of all people. On June 29, 2012, the finally reopen the bridge for public use. As of now, Hovenring was considered as one of city’s best attractions.