Accoya® has been used to create a unique “floating” bridge in the Dutch city of Bergen op Zoom.
Completed earlier this year, the bridge spans Pielekenswater and its design was inspired by the work of Dutch military engineer Menno van Coehoorn, who built the 18th century Revelijn op den Zoom fortress in the same location.
Ro Koster and Ad Kil, of Bergen op Zoom-based RO&AD Architects, who also mastered the famous and award winning Moses Bridge in Halsteren, designed the 80m floating pedestrian bridge to allow access to the 18thcentury fort’s entrance. Its snake-like path mimics the journey and motion of the boats which originally travelled there.
The deck of the bridge, which is made entirely from Accoya, sits close to the water at Pielekenswater.
Exceeding the high-quality and aesthetic attributes of tropical hardwoods, Accoya also boasts excellent environmental credentials; it is sourced from FSC® certified forests and certified at Gold level by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
The bridge was built by Alldlex Watersports, from neighbouring Halsteren.