At the Right Bank, the iconic Merksem viaduct is being demolished. In its place, the Antwerp Ring will be relocated to a deeper trench, which will be partially covered.
Before this change, several preparatory works are carried out, in which CI-Engineers has become involved. Next to the R1 ring road, a water pipe and a large collective sewer pipe are being relocated. Additionally, a diversion tunnel is being moved, which prevents waterlogging in Merksem during heavy rainfall.
CI-Engineers was responsible for designing several concrete coupling structures and temporary steel constructions. Several construction pits were also detailed around these installations over a length of approximately 1 km.