In the night of Saturday December 3rd to Sunday December 4th, the steel deck of the new bicycle bridge over the Albert Channel was placed successfully by BESIX. The enormous structure, 85 meters long and weighing 250 tons, was moved via pontoon in order to be pulled to the other side of the channel. 2 immense cranes, weighing 500 tons each, were used to lift the deck on to pillars. The smooth completion of the operation attests to the precision work done by the BESIX Engineering team. After this 'tour de force' some of the bridge's neighbours were invited to take a first look. They were offered a free breakfast by the city of Antwerp and BAM (Beheersmaatschappij Antwerpen Mobiel). Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works Ben Weyts and Antwerp Magistrate of Mobility Koen Kennis also dropped by to witness the works and emphasized their importance.