Moses Bridge

This bridge built by RO&AD Architecten links the banks of a moat in Halsteren, Netherlands, that was once part of the West Brabant Water Line, a defense line dating from the 17th century.

 

The originality of the design lies in sinking the bridge below the water line to reduce its impact on the moat outlines, in effect parting the water to let pedestrians cross, hence its nickname: "the Moses bridge".

 

See this article on ArchDaily for more info.

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Taken on July 1, 2012