Joris Smits commented, "In view of the close proximity of the historical area of Zaansche Schans, the bridge design has been kept modest; a contemporary design which respects its historical surroundings. It is light-footed and transparent but also unpretentious. It offers plenty of space for pedestrians and cyclists by providing them with their own bridge deck. The measures implemented to counter the movement of the bridge have been cleverly incorporated into the 7th pillar to ensure a smooth flowing line from shore to shore."
The Juliana Bridge follows the Butterfly Bridge crossing the Thorbeckeweg, the Westzanerpolder Bridge in the Hoogtij commercial zone and the Prins Bernhard Bridge crossing the Zaan river in Zaandam.