Closing and rotation times for bridges

In order to coordinate land and sea traffic as effectively as possible, the bridges in the port area are subject to closing and rotation times. This closing during peak hours allows road traffic to flow more smoothly. An overview of the closing times can be found here.

Closing times

BridgeClosed forMorningAfternoonEvening
Siberia Bridge*Shipping06.30 - 09.00 a.m. 3.45 - 6.00 p.m.
Oosterweel Bridge/Wilmarsdonk BridgeShipping06.45 - 09.00 a.m.1.00 - 2.30 p.m.3.30 - 6.00 p.m.
NMBS (national railway company)3.45 - 4.15 p.m.
Noordkasteel BridgeShipping07.00 - 08.30 a.m. 3.45 - 5.00 p.m.
NMBS (national railway company)07.15 - 08.00 a.m. 3.45 - 4.15 p.m.

During the closing times for shipping, land and rail traffic have as much free passage as possible on working days. In the event of road works, these closing times may temporarily change.


You can find the closing times of the Mexico Bridge on the Stadshaven website.


* In the event of heavy road traffic, the bridge can be lowered intermediately after the shipping traffic has passed under the bridge channel in one direction. The shipping traffic in the other direction then has to momentarily wait until the bridge is reopened.

Rotation times London Bridge

The London Bridge rotates every day of the week at set times and upon request. You can request a bridge rotation by sending notification on VHF channel 69.


  • 6.00 a.m (just before the closing time of the Siberia Bridge)
  • 8.30 a.m
  • 10.00 a.m
  • 11.30 a.m
  • 12.45 p.m
  • 2.00 p.m
  • 3.00 p.m
  • 4.00 p.m
  • 6.45 p.m
  • 8.00 p.m
  • 9.30 p.m
  • 10.45 p.m


These rotation times are reference times.

Spertijden voor de Londenbrug en aanvragen van een draai via VHF
  • 06u00 (vlak voor de spertijd van de Siberiabrug)
  • 08u30
  • 10u00
  • 11u30
  • 12u45
  • 14u00
  • 15u00
  • 16u00
  • 18u45
  • 20u00
  • 21u30
  • 22u45

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