Villa transport over water
The ‘Vechthoeve’, a monumental villa near Muiden, is part of the UNESCO Defence Line of Amsterdam and the New Dutch Waterline. At the spot an aqueduct had to be built, part of the reconstruction of the motorway A1. The monument was built to a special law of 1853 and has a high architectural and historical value. Because that value the building was relocated by order of ‘Rijkswaterstaat’
Bresser made a special slab foundation. Then the villa was jacked and special trolleys (SPMT’s) drove under the slab. Meanwhile, a special construction was made on the dike so the villa was able to be transported to the pontoons on the river Vecht. On December 6, 2013, the villa was moved over land and water. The project got great interest from the media.