Invisible Moses Bridge

Project Name: Moses Bridge
Architects:RO&AD architecten

Location: 
Halsteren, The Netherlands

The West Brabant Water Line is a defence-line consisting of a series of fortresses and cities with inundation areas in the south-west of the Netherlands. It dates from the 17th century but fell into disrepair in the 19th century.

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When the water line was finally restored, an access bridge across the moat of one of the fortresses, Fort de Roovere, was needed. This fort now has a new, recreational function and lies on several routes for cycling and hiking.

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It is, of course, highly improper to build bridges across the moats of defence works, especially on the side of the fortress the enemy was expected to appear on. That’s why RO&AD Architects designed an invisible bridge. Its construction is entirely made of wood, waterproofed with EPDM foil.

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