The Moses Bridge In Holland

The Moses Bridge
photo © RO & AD Architects

No, your eyes are not deceiving you – the waters have opened! This incredible “sunken” bridge located in the Netherlands is giving visitors a unique way to access a beautiful 17th century Dutch fortress.

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photo © RO & AD Architects

Designed by RO & AD Arquitectos, the Moses Bridge splits the waters surrounding the fortress, allowing pedestrians to pass. The bridge is made of eco-friendly wood from Accoya® Accsys Technologies, which is both FSC and PEFC.

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photo © RO & AD Architects

A few days ago we were talking about another bridge, but this time about bicycles in Copenhagen.  A spectacular work that improves bicycle communications in the Danish city.

Moats and fortifications were built in this Dutch region during the 17th century in order to provide protection against invasion from France and Spain.

Fort de Roovere was surrounded by a moat that was too deep to cross, and not so deep for ships. The fortress had been protected until now.

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photo © RO & AD Architects

In the distance, the Moses Bridge is not visible to the naked eye. The water flow from the moat appears continuous as the water level remains constant, reflecting the surrounding foliage.

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photo © RO & AD Architects

When visitors approach the fortress, the bridge appears with its sloping walls.

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The sides of the bridge are made from Accoya, a durable wood that is used for the bridge deck.

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photo © RO & AD Architects

This type of wood undergoes a non-toxic transformation process that helps prevent decay by fungi and increases its durability, making it an ideal material for an underwater bridge.

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photo © RO & AD Architects

The Moses Bridge gives visitors a unique opportunity to pass through the waters. In the video you can see it in more detail:

Images: ro-ad.org

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