Fort de Roovere Trench Bridge in Halsteren, Netherlands

By : Mark V | 30 Jun 2015 9:11 am | Bridges, Infrastructure

The strange architecture of the bridge reminds us of a trench, even if its name is the Moses Bridge (or Loopgraafbrug in the native language). It is a contemporary pedestrian bridge that can be found in the Netherlands. The bridge separated the water that surrounds a beautiful 17th century Dutch fort so that the visitors can have a better view of the shallow moat.

The materials used were FSC and PEFC Accoya wood, both sustainable materials and the bridge was designed by RO and AD Architecture company. The bridge isn`t exposed to fungal decay because it has a nontoxic coating that acts like a barrier against fungal intrusion.

The bridge offers access to the fort and it also offers views of the landscape of the surroundings ,encouraging the visitors to observe how architecture looked like in the 17th century.

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