Getting from one side to the other, typically, (in the landscape) involves a bridge (or a tunnel) but this hybrid is an exciting mix of the two.
The Moses ‘Bridge’ is located in Halsteren, Municipality of Bergen op Zoom , The Netherlands. In order to not disrupt the views to historic Fort de Roovere, RO&AD Architects of the Netherlands and Belgium created this this pedestrian bridge as a way to cross the historic defenses.
It is built with Accsys Technology whereby Accoya wood undergoes a nontoxic proprietary modification process called acetylation that renders it an unrecognizable wood source which prevents fungal decay from the exposure of water and moisture and increases its structural stability.
I am fascinated by this and want nothing more than to experience a walk across this path. But I am also intrigued by the technology and wonder if perhaps this can evolve as a common alternative to bridges? It is beautiful in design and if there is not a need to allows vessels to pass beneath (and I wonder if the water and aquatic life passes below?), can it be considered in other applications?
images from yatzer.
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