In 2003 a plan was made to diminish the effects of a provincial road constructed in the early seventies of the last century that went around the city of Delden.
When this road was built it cut off most of the relationships, spatially and functionally, between the city of Delden and the Twickel estate.
One of the main proposals was the building of bridges to reconnect old pathways, and an avenue that had been cut off by the new road. One of the most dramatic of these was the Twickelerlaan, the entrance avenue between Delden and Twickel castle. The southern part of this lane lined by stately oak trees was simply cut off. That meant also that the ‘parkway’ between the Twickelerlaan and the station lost its connecting function, became redundant and in time completely overgrown.
|Traffic on the motorway encounters the bridge as an entrance arc and as a very different feature than normal bridges over motorways. In that way they become aware of crossing a special area, a landscaped park.