The Moses Bridge by RO&AD Architecten couldn’t have a better name

The Moses Bridge couldn't have a better name

The Moses Bridge couldn't have a better name

The Moses Bridge couldn't have a better name

When we traditionally think of a bridge, we imagine it spanning over the top of the water.The folks at RO&AD Architecten though have taken the concept and tweaked it a bit, instead putting the bridge in the water. Called The Moses Bridge, the bridge is made from Accoya wood, “a high technology wood that is supposedly harder and more durable than some of the best tropical woods. It is treated with a nontoxic anti-fungal coating.” The bridge actually leads to a 17th Century Dutch fort, and the water you’re seeing is a moat that surrounds the fort. All in all it’s a clever idea done rather well, so well in fact that they’re a finalist in the Dutch Design Awards.

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Bobby

8 Comments The Moses Bridge by RO&AD Architecten couldn’t have a better name

  1. Andy December 14, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    ummmm what if the water level rose like 2 inches? or even if it’s just exceptionally windy one day?

    i love me some good architecture but this one seems to put design so far ahead of mundane concerns that it lost touch with the realities of its intended use.

    it does LOOK cool, though, i’ll give them that.

  2. Michael December 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    what if there is a flood?

  3. Simon December 14, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    That was my first thought too, haha. Even just a bit of rain seems like it could make it unpassable. It looks fantastic though, and walking over it must be amazing.

  4. RSB December 14, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    It’s only the Moses bridge on sunny days!

  5. Chris December 15, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Ha Ha Ha Cheers Dion. I presume an Egyptian tourist had just tried to get across.

  6. Amanda December 15, 2011 at 5:08 AM

    This is beautiful but it’s just so impractical. Not to mention I’m sure cutting the water off like that isn’t really all that healthy for the river….

  7. Phil December 19, 2011 at 6:51 AM

    I share the thoughts of others what flooding a “Hard Rain” might incur, but also wonder about periodic maintenance. Surley they would need to “RE-Treat” the sides and bottom of the bridge. Does it lift out of the water for this reason?

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