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Esch-Belval cycle path breaks records

Esch-Belval cycle path breaks records

The “VëloDukt” will be the longest cycle bridge in Europe, according to the project managers. €25m per kilometre is the cost of the direct cycle…

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The “VëloDukt” will be the longest cycle bridge in Europe, according to the project managers. €25m per kilometre is the cost of the direct cycle link between Esch-sur-Alzette and Belval, which is due to be inaugurated the day before Christmas Eve. A gift for cyclists that is worth its weight in gold, or rather metal and concrete, since €32.3m of the €47.5m dedicated to the project has paid for a 1.2 km long footbridge.

This “VëloDukt” is the longest cycle bridge in Europe, according to the ministry of mobility and public works, which is in charge of the project. It is a step in the construction of an express bicycle path between the capital and the university campus of Belval. A tunnel before the footbridge

The construction for pedestrians and cyclists starts at rue Henry Bessemer, crosses the boulevard Prince Henri and runs along the garages in rue An der Schmelz, before passing under the ArcelorMittal railway through a tunnel. This 530-metre section is budgeted at €4.85m. This cycle path starts at Rue Henry Bessemer in Esch/Alzette and connects to the orange footbridge that leads cyclists and pedestrians to the end of Avenue du Rock’n Roll in Esch/Belval. (Photo: Guy Wolff/Maison Moderne)

Next is the footbridge along the ArcelorMittal site. A visual screen 320 metres long and 7.5 metres high is also planned to prevent a direct view of the steelworks from the footbridge. At the end of the bridge, users can use either a lift, stairs to the end of […]

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