Nelson Mandelabrug in LiDAR
June 5, 2021

I went for a 65km bike ride from Capelle aan den IJssel through Hitland Park up to Gouda, and then a meandering ride west through Zoetermeer to Nootdorp, and while I was in Zoetermeer I passed over the Nelson Mandelabrug. The Nelson Mandelabrug is a pedestrian and bike only bridge crossing over the highway and some train tracks and has quite a nice structural design.

Last week the Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (AHN) released the first part of the fourth nationwide aerial LiDAR survey, so I extracted the bridge from the LiDAR to see how it looked. Please explore the gallery below to check out some photos I took with trains going under the bridge and some screenshots of the point cloud in 3D.