Gerben Wagenaarbrug with bridge control house


 
Kraaienplein – Noordhollandsch Kanaal
Amsterdam
Enrico Hartsuyker
Gemeente Amsterdam
1965
Voorziening
 

Concrete structure, brick elevations, aluminium window frames

The Gerben Wagenaarbrug and the Wagenaar house in Amsterdam Noord were built in 1965, to a design by Enrico Hartsuyker, as part of the plans for the IJtunnel. The square brick tower stands between the North Holland Canal and IJtunnelweg. It functions as a bridge control building and also houses the tunnel master. The bridgemaster looks out over the canal through a horizontal window on the first floor, while on the top floor the tunnel master looks out through a horizontal window on the other side of the building at the IJtunnel’s north entrance. (ARCAM/space&matter)