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  • 01:00 - 17 November, 2011
Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten
Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten

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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Client

    Municipality of Bergen op Zoom
  • Material Used

    Accoya wood
  • Area

    50.0 m2

From the architect. The West Brabant Water Line is a defense-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. When the water line was finally restored, an access bridge across the 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.

It is, of course, highly improper to build bridges across the moats of defense works, especially on the side of the fortress the enemy was expected to appear on. That's why we designed an invisible bridge. Its construction is entirely made of wood, waterproofed with EPDM foil. The bridge lies like a trench in the fortress and the moat, shaped to blend in with the outlines of the landscape.

The bridge can't be seen from a distance because the ground and the water come all the way up to its edge. When you get closer, the fortress opens up to you through a narrow trench. You can then walk up to its gates like Moses on the water.

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251 Comments

Bob Allisat · January 15, 2014

Visually interesting. Pretentious. Over-smart. Not a little gimmicky. Very not sustainable. A hundred years and it's sludge. Better had it been build with concrete, aluminum, kryptonite, something, anything to last the ages (if that matters). Yes a large initial investment of resources over a bag of dope, planks and tin foil. However no need to worry about all those leaks a year or two down the line. I'd like to see the maintenance bill over time and pictures in 2022. Prediction: High and just water. Question: do you want to be the worker who digs it out after a rainy spring at zero degrees? Me neither...

alps eagle · March 14, 2013

Just wondering: how do the fish visit their friends or family living in the other side? You must know what I exactly want to talk about.

Konstantinos P. Ch. · August 30, 2012

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Matthew Wood · August 30, 2012

I love this bridge. http://t.co/FgpEIty0

Adam Couldwell · August 30, 2012

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saba al muhtaseb · August 30, 2012

Loved it! #creative #sentimental #Moses_Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/3nTt9qOZ via @archdaily

Arq. Gerardo Ayala · August 29, 2012

Gran proyecto, hace mucho que no veo algo tan sutil y funcional!
Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | http://t.co/uA0yBte3 vía @archdaily

Ben Sillitoe · August 23, 2012

Every river should have one of these, regardless of practicality. Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/uz3fAMJl

rissa pristina · August 21, 2012

Menarik......Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/vXMgkq7I lewat @archdaily

?????. · August 20, 2012

???????? ?????????? ??????? ??????? http://t.co/IJ0kFELX #MosesBridgeNatherlands

Scarlet ?,, · August 20, 2012

???????? ?????????? ??????? ??????? http://t.co/IJ0kFELX #MosesBridgeNatherlands

??? · August 13, 2012

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NMR · August 10, 2012

Building Of The Year 2011 Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/hEhbsyAX vía @archdaily

Oleh Kardash · July 31, 2012

ahaha love that inverted bridge xD http://t.co/i2owOErZ

Anneke Leibbrand · July 29, 2012

Moses bridge, erg mooi!!! Meer foto&#39s op http://t.co/QXl3mI46 #bergenopzoom #architectuur #brug http://t.co/55ZQazDK

Victoria · July 21, 2012

pretty sweet, not sure about "Building of the Year" though... http://t.co/bGrKqDR2 via @archdaily

mobile workshop arch · July 21, 2012
Matthew Franklin · July 20, 2012

#ArchCandy before I head off: Moses bridge http://t.co/2V103iPn A house in the rocks http://t.co/ObBipDER & 1 in Wales http://t.co/8al4eTTL

Moïse · July 20, 2012

Awesome bridge but as many said, I don't think it's sustainable.

özgür ye?ilba? · July 19, 2012

@bedia_guzelce Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/sWLCREV8

Víctor Nadal .Arq. · July 16, 2012

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Glen Leavitt · July 11, 2012

The truly weird, below water level Moses Bridge in Halsteren, Netherlands. http://t.co/7jMtrgTG

Kaorru · July 09, 2012

Now browsing: "Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily" http://t.co/PyAlq9jJ

Jite Brume · July 06, 2012

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faezeh · June 27, 2012

amazing

Emanuela de Caro · June 20, 2012

Ma non sono dei geni? Moses #Bridge http://t.co/uxr4i5eG via @archdaily #architecture #architettura #design

Valeria Rotondo · June 19, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/bnOvghek via @archdaily

Andréa Pinheiro · June 19, 2012

Comentários sobre como a ponte não funciona serão sumariamente deletados. :P Por projetos com mais conceito e mais... http://t.co/KWzg0009

Tone · June 19, 2012

Super idè!!
More spectaculare with glass wall though...

Kim Weiss · June 13, 2012

Fascinating... http://t.co/BCst8tts

Custom Home Magazine · June 11, 2012

People canal through a moat. Cool thing that makes one curious about the hydraulics involved. http://t.co/LW4JcKuN

sara sarti · June 08, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/4Liahbg4 via @archdaily
LOL

Maolo · June 01, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/nC60ky2Q via @archdaily

Tadao Higaki · May 26, 2012

?????????????????????????????????????? http://t.co/AJnwJPz9

Arch Kosova · May 24, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/IQCDyPKN via @archdaily

lza · May 21, 2012

wat happens if flood comes

J. Ramón Hdez. M. · May 18, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily // cool idea http://t.co/SYCdzESc vía @archdaily

jeff · May 18, 2012

“@royalplazatweet: Moses Bridge #architecture http://t.co/S2Vw35LY”

Dawid.Dawid · May 18, 2012

Nietuzinkowy pomys?. Prosto ale efektywnie. Polsko ucz si?. http://t.co/i3LATMrx

RoyalPlaza on Scotts · May 18, 2012

Moses Bridge #architecture http://t.co/965YOIYY

IN STUDIO arq. · May 17, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/meZAhcqZ

jihyun · May 17, 2012

@KisibeS2may http://t.co/FoRBsvzt

Murat · May 17, 2012

It is an interesting idea, but it is not friendfully with nature. It is cutting water flow and habitation. What will be if the water level get higher? I think nature will give its answer to that project...

Mitchell Hendriks · May 16, 2012

http://t.co/BUoKJwaU Just Wauw! #Architecture

X Architecture · May 16, 2012

What happens in heavy rainfall?

http://t.co/ylhssjB1

evelyn esc · May 15, 2012

I don&#39t care what will happen when it rains, it will be worth visiting this bridge http://t.co/PPMV1pE3

Rouissi Karim · May 15, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/bEGe7Bfg via @archdaily

Roberto Espinoza · May 11, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/ZAA5yIuc vía @archdaily

thom hoevenaar · May 09, 2012

@eve_lien @gebouwf @castonline ja, ik doe mee! (na afstuderen =)) eerste stap Moses Bridge http://t.co/a90LQaO9 door @roadarchitecten??

grace mortlock · May 02, 2012

This is one beautiful bridge by RO&AD Architects in the Netherlands http://t.co/ykRogiwE

chyanne husar · May 01, 2012

I really want to enjoy this for its beauty, but can&#39t help thinking about the eco and flooding impacts: http://t.co/uitJj7Ai

Peter Osborne · May 01, 2012

Is this the world&#39s coolest bridge? http://t.co/3V3jEJXF

Isabel Alonso · May 01, 2012

Caminando por las aguas. Simple y evocador http://t.co/J22mAYky

niru_island · May 01, 2012

Caminando por las aguas: Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/QrrXLc5o vía @archdaily

Gillian Docherty · April 30, 2012

Inspiration Monday: Brilliant + elegant invisible bridge. Great example of out-of-box thinking. http://t.co/FpZuUJ2j via @archdaily

Amr Abotawila · April 28, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/v51Xv4OX :)

Design233 · April 27, 2012

Amazing!
Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/jGuXuAJK via @archdaily

psy · April 26, 2012

How about the water flow?

????? · April 22, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/FxajrIfy via @archdaily <- Simple, original & fresh idea. Love it.

Adam Jang · April 18, 2012

Sick bridge. http://t.co/JRjYj5SB

Matt Shannon · April 18, 2012

The Moses bridge. http://t.co/ZLdXaKhe

Pitra · April 17, 2012

keren inih.. menyeberang sungai dengan membelah sungai http://t.co/kPtv2005

Edgar Casillas · April 17, 2012

Na mames!!! Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/W6PjxT37 vía @archdaily

Jesse Vanden Broeck · April 16, 2012

Nice! Moses Bridge in Halsteren http://t.co/QKNlGHgq by @roadarchitecten #architecture #design #inspiration

Prof.Tiniacos · April 14, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/VjhXQyo1 via @archdaily

Prof.Tiniacos · April 14, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/VjhXQyo1 via @archdaily

Nancy Page · April 13, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/INlYnaNJ via @archdaily

Eugene Kim · April 13, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/FxajrIfy via @archdaily <- Simple, original & fresh idea. Love it.

natashanavin · April 13, 2012

Simply divine... Love it - Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/H130F6T2

Iván Samuel Luz · April 13, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/R8ylUW0B <- Simple, original & fresh idea. Love it.

Joaquin Ayuso de Pau · April 13, 2012

Nunca paro de impresionarme con cosas asi, "El puente de Moises" - http://t.co/FAjU6LDm - para los que no se mojan!

Dave Cornford · April 13, 2012

RT @michalkonicek: Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/LucvORUD via @archdaily <- Simple, original & fresh idea.

Jodie Quinter · April 13, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/FxajrIfy via @archdaily <- Simple, original & fresh idea. Love it.

Shivani Soni · April 13, 2012

Nicely done. Nice concept.. But what happens when water rises, floods? Moses Bridge: http://t.co/lKkec0E4 @archdaily http://t.co/iVSGtL3v

Ross Kenyon · April 13, 2012

#Quality: RT @michalkonicek: Moses Bridge | RO&AD Architecten | http://t.co/TAZcMOdD | via @archdaily

AGArchitecture · April 13, 2012

RT @michalkonicek: Moses Bridge / RO&AD http://t.co/5bfPvXgb @archdaily original & fresh idea. Not original. RICHARD WILSON 20:50 was first

nadrah · April 11, 2012
Hauck Architecture · April 11, 2012

Is it still called a bridge if it doesn&#39t go over? Moses Bridge http://t.co/fNpCVqUL via @archdaily

Eustace Design · April 10, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/VzcZEjwf via @archdaily

Khaled Abu Saleh · April 10, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/zvTId8pS via @archdaily

Asmaa Atef Atta · April 10, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/zvTId8pS via @archdaily

Andri Orthodoxou · April 06, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/pphg0hah via @archdaily

pergolasyporches.info · April 05, 2012

One of the best design ideas seen in many years. I wander what happens when water rises.

Safora · April 05, 2012

Moses Bridge - what an amazing piece of #architecture! http://t.co/GhAPcfF4

Maartje Hormes · April 04, 2012

De geniale #Mozesbrug te Bergen op Zoom is een wereldwijde #tophit: http://t.co/njaJYXDA #building #of #the #year #2011 #moses #bridge

ClubGreen · April 04, 2012

De geniale #Mozesbrug te Bergen op Zoom is een wereldwijde #tophit: http://t.co/njaJYXDA #building #of #the #year #2011 #moses #bridge

Dian Indra · April 03, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/r1ClkWXx via @archdaily

Yago Martinez de V · April 01, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten: http://t.co/B5jcEJ1I

Matthew Hague · March 31, 2012

Enjoying this aptly named Moses Bridge (though I hope it never floods) http://t.co/wqyBFZj1 via @archdaily

Christian Stewart · March 28, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/YUuZH97c via @archdaily

Ekaterina Bartosh · March 28, 2012

Moses Bridge, Halsteren, The Netherlands http://t.co/qrX5LWTh <great idea, looks great, but what happens when the water rises? #landarch

David Browne · March 28, 2012

Moses Bridge, Halsteren, The Netherlands http://t.co/qrX5LWTh <great idea, looks great, but what happens when the water rises? #landarch

t · March 26, 2012

Sweet as candy! Looks awsome BUT...this and that.

Eun ji, Byun · March 26, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/gwJrZqJd via @archdaily

MahMood Fouad ™ · March 25, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/SsTH4QTB ????? ??????? !!!

Karin · March 21, 2012

one of the best. Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/bvY1AswM via @archdaily

Johan Hallesby · March 20, 2012

The Moses Bridge #FTW http://t.co/4qBeBKpp /via @Gunnarrogne

Knut Eric Wingsch · March 20, 2012

Moses Bridge, Halsteren, The Netherlands / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/YVpfmb9u

Todd of Vizify · March 20, 2012

ArchDaily is featuring their building of the year awards. Love this "moses" bridge that parts the waters: http://t.co/ApGne48P

cam · March 19, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/UuWPVVtT

Bakk Péter · March 19, 2012

Ennek a mózeses hídnak meg sok értelme nincs,ha árad a folyó http://t.co/V3LbQft9 viszont poén :)

Bob Mcintire · March 18, 2012

Always have loved this moses bridge: http://t.co/ynmywjFP via @archdaily

widad · March 17, 2012

http://t.co/x0ws53gR holy mother of bridges. SO FCKING NICE.

pagan · March 16, 2012

Always have loved this moses bridge: http://t.co/ynmywjFP via @archdaily

tommalcolm · March 15, 2012

Brilliant! A bridge that sinks into the water http://t.co/BkMwxVWO via @archdaily & @tomlewith

Dan Gayfer · March 14, 2012

This is one crazy bridge but what happens when the waters rise?! http://t.co/HFhWcmg2 via @archdaily

KarlyBree · March 14, 2012

Exodus + Dutch Design = Moses Bridge http://t.co/Wz5EVSYL The ArchDaily Winners are fascinating!

amada Carlota HR · March 14, 2012

Moses Bridge http://t.co/qqyYjDp9 vía @addthis

atollscape · March 13, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/sexOru9e via @mooincmv

Iván Chiesa · March 13, 2012

Moses Bridge by RO&AD Architecten // http://t.co/TgIEyYrD

Monique · March 12, 2012

Ponte invisível?! Moses Bridge... (Projeto, RO&AD Architecten) http://t.co/3Uc75J0Q http://t.co/vfw9lhfF

Pauline D. · March 12, 2012

SUPEEEER // Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/yHxuOsVl via @archdaily

Joe Hefferon · March 12, 2012

They would never build this in the US. Someone would sue because it made them nervous. Nice job Netherlands.

AnUrbanPlanner · March 14, 2012 10:11 PM

Anyone likes this project should go back to school and study Biology 101. I'm sorry but I am so amazed by how ignorant "architects" can be.

Sasha · March 12, 2012
Irwin · March 11, 2012

Must see this, how clever! Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/8sSUZvBn via @archdaily

Wizesblog.hu · March 11, 2012

Kreatív hídmegoldás!
http://t.co/BYgrtSBP

Kyle Forsberg · March 11, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/q5ZCJsoD via @archdaily

agam djohar afandi · March 10, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/ktEwLkkL via #archdaily

The Big Dabrowski · March 10, 2012

Nifty. Wonder if it ever floods: Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/faIjurph via @archdaily

Michael Lazarou · March 09, 2012

ArchDaily | Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | http://t.co/vxsy2GMZ

kauh · March 09, 2012

Fascinante/fascinating: Moses Bridge RO&AD architecture Winner @ArchDaily http://t.co/iEDujoj9

Marco Pederzini · March 09, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/3A3HJE4r via @archdaily

Kalene Cassie · March 09, 2012

Wow! Love this sunken bridge http://t.co/KOsXY7HB

Nick Channon · March 09, 2012

This really does deserve a seperate link http://t.co/1u8JiZU5 - reminds me of the Richard Wilson oil installation at the Saatchi Gallery

Kristijan Jordanov · March 08, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/BuOQb0Eg via @archdaily

mike eliason · March 08, 2012

not fair to call this a &#39bridge&#39, but the moses bridge gets much respect for thinking outside the box http://t.co/WmU0gLvK

2? ??? · March 06, 2012

??? ??? ????? Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/0Aj7iW1g @archdaily ??

Justin Hay · March 06, 2012

Always have loved this moses bridge: http://t.co/ynmywjFP via @archdaily

Olu Fagbewesa · March 05, 2012

First of all, as a designer I appreciate the thought process behind this design but at the same time I think there are some fundamental design principles that the designer didn't explore.
1.Except this is an architectural installation i.e if its not permanent, then it works, but if not i wld rather say it might be a possible flop because if the attempt was to create an invisible bridge kind of feeling, They should have taken it under the water or something ....with a glass top almost like an aquarium kinda feeling, thereby not inferring with the present situation. i.e the flow of water be it a still lake or not. because it should also be noted that the lake/stream or whatever might a living habit for some parasites or living elements. What the design has done is to encroach into this habit which could be a possible disaster so to say. " Architecture is Art or It is not Architecture". I would rather say that the design isn't contextual..Just my own thoughts...In all kudos to the architects!

AnUrbanPlanner · March 08, 2012 11:14 PM

Finally a comment that hits the point. This project is destructive. I hope we never see this kind of stuff again.

Fatma M. AlMudharreb · March 03, 2012

A very well designed solution to nature http://t.co/7xP5MwvZ

Lund Architect · March 03, 2012

Moses Bridge http://t.co/xnRKY30O via @archdaily

Kasia · March 02, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/ezRitHbQ /// nice bridge but poor river

miskine · March 02, 2012

i?te buna metafor derim http://t.co/mhDfVqXc

Yao Chen Chang · February 29, 2012
Casas Cosas y Demás · February 28, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/9PokKLiX vía @archdaily

chloefair · February 28, 2012

The Moses bridge: Walking (in?) water - http://t.co/d3CR7Gtw

Fudge · February 28, 2012

Its so... sexy

Randall Coy · February 26, 2012

Such a cool idea! Check it! Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/QFBDCQOI via @archdaily

Darran Oxley · February 24, 2012

Walk on water, just like Moses with his very own bridge by RO&AD Architecten (Not quite.. but hey!) http://t.co/uRqp4gIX via @archdaily

Umano_Estudio · February 24, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/TCp3TIDu Y las aguas se abrieron!!! Milagro, un puente sumergido...

Janvin Lowe · February 24, 2012

Old post but this "un-bridge"? gets my attn evrytime i see it http://t.co/4zRPUQPy #design

caco cabrera gil · February 24, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/VVefAtAr vía @archdaily E S P E C T A C U L A R

Z gafaar · February 24, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/pIA6Y8gN via @archdaily

Carlos Ardanaz · February 24, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/VVefAtAr vía @archdaily E S P E C T A C U L A R

Scott Stretch · February 24, 2012

Parting the water - The Moses Bridge in Halsteren, Netherlands. The restoration of a 17th century defense-line | http://t.co/GCXVlV1v

Sandeep Nicha · February 23, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/Ww7kXule via @archdaily

Stella Shube-As · February 23, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/29IumDEC via @archdaily

Gabriele Caldarola · February 23, 2012

River-Stairs: http://t.co/aK3lOa42 #CheckThisOut

sergiovallejosvidal · February 23, 2012
AnMaR · February 22, 2012

“@BentSina: ??? ???? -Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/GJgxwvSa via @archdaily”
woow Amazing

Tarick Altaf · February 22, 2012

??? ???? -Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/YbsJ1qVa via @archdaily

Lina Mahmoud · February 22, 2012

??? ???? -Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/YbsJ1qVa via @archdaily

Aaditya Raj Kishore · February 22, 2012

Whatte genius!! Such a cool idea! http://t.co/9VKtc5lL

David Assael · February 22, 2012

Cruzar este puente debe de ser una experiencia religiosa http://t.co/F9yRoqaz

_PERSEN · February 19, 2012

???? ?????? http://t.co/AXf3Vj14

Scott Sowers · February 16, 2012

The nearly underwater #MosesBridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/5rd3fjaa via @archdaily

Jade-Yasmin Taenzler · February 11, 2012

Die niedrigste Brücke der Welt: die &#39Moses Bridge&#39. Von Weitem ist sie praktisch unsichtbar. #Architektur #Kunst http://t.co/hN1arVfz

lila b taff · February 02, 2012

in addition to ramps, i also love bridges. this is kind of an inverted bridge: http://t.co/3r5MxqL1

Jane Pellicciotto · January 24, 2012

Inspiration Monday: Brilliant + elegant invisible bridge. Great example of out-of-box thinking. http://t.co/ttVqwaEL #design #architecture

Leon Homan · January 20, 2012

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/8bHnwoq6 via @archdaily

Bropas EasyGo · January 13, 2012

You really make it seem so easy along with your presentation however I find this topic to be actually one thing that I feel I would by no means understand. It seems too complex and extremely wide for me. I am looking forward to your subsequent put up, I will try to get the cling of it!

Andrea Lipps · January 04, 2012

Ro&Ad&#39s Moses Bridge elegantly rethinks a pedestrian bridge http://t.co/0jv3B5th, as does Heatherwick&#39s Rolling Bridge http://t.co/EPJOShth

ashgirl · January 02, 2012

These are the Dutch.....they live at or below sea level so they know water and the power of it. My question is how does this affect the sea life/habitat in the vicinity?

?? ?? ?? · December 29, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/oZyrBlqF @archdaily????

Liva Zilgalve · December 28, 2011

Tiem, kam dizaina- arh. lietas....
http://t.co/jKyTMhe2

NYC Remodeler · December 20, 2011

Moses Bridge? It looks awesome but not at all practical: http://t.co/jLxg2Ah7 via @archdaily

GRNY Renovation · December 19, 2011

The bridge looks interesting and unique however I'm not really sure if they are practical. Like many other comments on this post, I can't imagine what happens when it rains or snows. Anyway... great article.Thanks for sharing!

Michael Daly · December 19, 2011

#designoftheday "Moses" pedestrian bridge disappears from view like a narrow trench carved through water. Spectacular. http://t.co/YcBObTXo

Jane Loyless · December 19, 2011

#designoftheday "Moses" pedestrian bridge disappears from view like a narrow trench carved through water. Spectacular. http://t.co/YcBObTXo

David Hill · December 18, 2011

#designoftheday "Moses" pedestrian bridge disappears from view like a narrow trench carved through water. Spectacular. http://t.co/YcBObTXo

Erin Woody · December 18, 2011

This project is so awesome: http://t.co/D3rpbrZW

skrachi · December 16, 2011

Moses Bridge in the Netherlands, because the Bible was an account of what the future would bring: http://t.co/UB8pT83s

Kristina Krogh · December 15, 2011

Moses Bridge in Holland might be the coolest bridge right now. http://t.co/5cfpyG9r via @archdaily

mohanhills23 · December 08, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/x6oBZiGQ via @archdaily

Olle Lundberg · December 07, 2011

Project we love: http://t.co/SBxLS5Ff

Carboun ????? · December 06, 2011

Parting the sea. A minimalist #bridge #design that appears to reduce its impact on the #environment. http://t.co/lRScVkzW

Christian Bauer · December 06, 2011

Cool! Die Moses Bridge: http://t.co/oq6I2FEA | #linktipp | via @archdaily

Coline Malivel · December 06, 2011

No more fear for high bridges! Moses Bridge http://t.co/afewiKwC via @archdaily

anna i. harvey · December 06, 2011

This clever bridge from Dutch architecture firm RO&AD makes you feel like Moses, parting the Red Sea: http://t.co/TjklDHD2

Chiel Knigge · December 06, 2011

"It is, of course, highly improper to build bridges across the moats of defense works." http://t.co/MI8rIkeY #Architecture

tanimura yoshihiko · December 01, 2011

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lauren.marie · November 29, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/rLUby0cx via @archdaily

José Eduardo Cazarin · November 29, 2011

Moses Bridge, uma ponte submersa http://t.co/3N8tMUca

?? ? · November 28, 2011

?????Halsteren?????????????????????????????w????????????????????RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/kdwFca7x

yamazaki tetsuya · November 28, 2011

?????Halsteren?????????????????????????????w????????????????????RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/kdwFca7x

Axpe Imóveis · November 27, 2011

Moses Bridge, uma ponte submersa http://t.co/3N8tMUca

Charlie · November 27, 2011

moses bridge, i love http://t.co/habVHIZ8

MihaelaMK · November 26, 2011

Well, in any case, for the price paid for this bridge, you would be able to build a better and more interesting 'typical' one that would serve well the people who are using it.
read more:
http://aconcrit.tumblr.com/pos...

Mike Bond · January 19, 2012 04:18 PM

OH, SHI...!!!

Nino Limoni · November 26, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/xJsDhwAX via @archdaily

Base Structures · November 25, 2011

interesting bridge/trench, just one small problem here what happens when the water rises? http://t.co/0qp7ngAi

Glue Design · November 24, 2011

Interromper o curso da água e construir uma ponte invisível é realmente #inovador e muito #criativo. A ponte fica... http://t.co/Krl8b6kP

Maia Cabello · November 23, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/TEgPXLXa via @archdaily @luchozota

Alejandro Zárate · November 23, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/vMgIkWRF via @archdaily

Oscar Manterfield · November 22, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/FREdTsss via @archdaily

Mughsin · November 21, 2011

If ever there was a-Religious Architecture.. | Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/ucovoKtX via @archdaily

alise · November 21, 2011

n? nu j? j?, prieks un daile, bet ko vi?i dara, kad ce?as ?dens l?menis? http://t.co/ArMTVfPF Mozum jau vienalga, bet parastam pag?nam?

Hakan Tuzun Sengun · November 21, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/PnJdMiJ6

Did Gigazuri Daud · November 19, 2011

WOW @ @ BEST Historical COncepshen 2011 @ histori & mistere @ IASE SHALOM

???????/??????? · November 19, 2011

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??? · November 19, 2011

??????????????^^ RT @luciferkt ?????????????????? / Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/ekXzLCdA via @archdaily

kuniyuki tanaka · November 19, 2011

?????????????????? / Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/2PbNjeMw via @archdaily

Yuka Nakatani · November 19, 2011

???????? ?????? /RO&AD?????????????????Moses Bridge?http://-architecturephoto.net - http://t.co/u3CyiR32

R.Aller · November 19, 2011

Nice idea, but can't really tell when you haven't got much details about the structure.

miphz · November 19, 2011

Thanks for great inspiration,,,

This concept could be attached to a house scale / standard poll ...

fernanda de carvalho · November 19, 2011

moses bridge. http://t.co/ZBQAxFw9 bem legal!

Hugues Brunelle · November 19, 2011

RT @2associes: Nice!! RT @nicolasharnois Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten Very cool ;) http://t.co/5IDnUY6b #architecture #design #creative

Gerardo Valle · November 19, 2011

excelente// http://t.co/8VCEyXpI via @archdaily

jaime fuentes · November 19, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/gI18wJlJ #architecture

Most Shared · November 18, 2011
Changfang Luo · November 18, 2011

Wow, well done! A sinking bridge http://t.co/EKHV9T4Z via@archdaily via@sinarquitectura

desa · November 18, 2011

This is awful, it causes river / stream stagnation. Read Viktor Schauberger – when engineers and architects are clueless about water systems.

setiadi sopandi · November 18, 2011

*jembatan resek* Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/HZMKRHAZ via @archdaily

Andrew Myz · November 18, 2011

Excellent idea!
Im would like to see a section...

daniella molina · November 18, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten | ArchDaily http://t.co/eyyjGqUf via @archdaily

TT · November 18, 2011

http://t.co/FzTPrrDf @ #ArchDaily een mooi artikel over de Moses Bridge

MMK · November 18, 2011

Dutch humor, as always. http://t.co/PiFfAeU7 via @archdaily

mid century man · November 18, 2011

Whatever method is used to drain the "bridge" will require lots of maintenance. I have to imagine it relies on a sump pump given location. Even a natural gravity drain would require maintenance.

They could just as easily built an elegant under deck truss bridge not visible above the moat.

??38 · November 18, 2011

RT @archiphoto: [info] RO&AD?????????????????Moses Bridge?http://t.co/5coJjS4U http://t.co/KlLoef7L

Jinhui. Lee · November 18, 2011

?? ??? ??? ?? ?????.. Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten ( http://t.co/vUOlWmr7 )

Audrée Longtin · November 18, 2011

Nice!! RT @nicolasharnois Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten Very cool ;) http://t.co/XjDeVRwB #architecture #design #creative

Elliot Dunton · November 18, 2011
2 Associés · November 18, 2011

Nice!! RT @nicolasharnois Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten Very cool ;) http://t.co/XjDeVRwB #architecture #design #creative

Nicolas Harnois · November 18, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/Ebu64zuZ Very cool ;) #architecture #design #creative

carlos · November 18, 2011

i can't see the section plan there are more plan of this project... its great

ADA · November 18, 2011

Where is my ramp ;)
Those crazy Euros. The experience getting across is unique.

dlevy · March 15, 2012 03:17 AM

Good point

snbtch · November 17, 2011

I realy like it!!.. but I can't understand how the water flows bacuse it seems like a river.. and what will happen when the water level increases?

k.s. · February 26, 2013 10:47 PM

apparantly, they have dams on both sides of the bridge, and when they need to they can drain( or fill) the water. I don't know how true this is.

Lodo · November 17, 2011

E' una costruzione CONTRO NATURA !!! VERGOGNA!!!

Polina · November 17, 2011

Despite all the possible flaws I have to really admit that this piece is a tonic. Haven't seen anything that brilliant in a long time. The whole concept is very brave. Well done!

Paul · November 17, 2011

The design is really interesting, however it is functionally flawed in a few ways.
Firstly, this bridge is going to require allot of maintenance. The debris (mud, earth...)from the sides of the moat will inevitably be poured down with rain because of the low sides of the bridge. This being Holland, well, it is bound to rain often. That will require cleaning... As for the water problem, I believe that the designers took that into account fro the beginning, so that I do not see as a potential problem.
Secondly, the bridge is surrounded by bicycle paths. Instead of just riding over, now the cyclists have to take their bike down and up a substantial flight of stairs. The bridge being narrow, 2 cyclist will have a hard time crossing at the same time (I am not sure how frequent those paths are, so maybe this is not a problem?)
Old people and people with walking difficulties will also have a hard time crossing, since instead of just easily walking over, they now have a vertical obstacle of a sort.
All of this being said,I again state that this is a stunning piece of design.

mid-cent-man · November 18, 2011 01:34 PM

I agree and whatever method is used to drain the "bridge" will require lots of maintenance. I have to imagine it relies on a sump pump given location. Even a natural gravity drain would require maintenance.

They could just as easily built an elegant under deck truss bridge not visible above the moat.

Melinda Mórocz · November 17, 2011

Mózes híd http://t.co/WZp15eGc

Laura Parra · November 17, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/gI18wJlJ #architecture

Kyryl · November 17, 2011

All that new is well forgotten one. Water Temple in Hyogo by Ando, 1991.

Santi Maggio Savasta · November 17, 2011

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/3OgoMh5X #Architecture #Architettura

Julius Jääskeläinen · November 17, 2011

I didn&#39t think architecture can be like magic anymore. WRONG. Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/T6AYQmGA via @archdaily

Vasan · November 17, 2011

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LIFE is Wonderfull · November 17, 2011

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Architecture+Molding · November 17, 2011

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Patrik L · November 17, 2011

A somewhat different bridge... RT @ArchDaily: Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten http://t.co/C9Gmq8xq #architecture #fb

C. Zamudio · November 17, 2011

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vamd · November 17, 2011

Where can I find details about the structure ?
I like this project !

Mara Okisman · November 17, 2011

great name for the bridge :)
original idea
nice visual effect and anticipated emotional reaction

for all the people who see flaws, dont you think they calculated all of that into their project? it would be really silly if they didnt think of the rain and flooding while designing a bridge on water. so stop worrying, im sure they have a drainage solution in details ;)

Jojo · November 17, 2011

Pretty good!

mvb · November 17, 2011

...Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the ARCHITECT drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided...

hannibal · November 17, 2011

i love it when a plan comes together.

der Bob · November 17, 2011

DME and Harry - Even Bob Vila could calm your worried minds. It's called a sump pump. I think
I see two in the drawing, but I can't read Dutch -
at least at this resolution.

Thomas · November 17, 2011

It's located in the Netherlands, each waterlevel is controlled artificially. Margins are quite small here though.

Julius · November 17, 2011

An economical and sensitive solution to a seemingly impossible problem becoming an exhilarating spatial event by itself. A wonderful, and rare, example of what a great art form architecture under auspicious circumstances can become. Hats off.

HARRY · November 17, 2011

What happens if it floods? or it rains? Either way, it's still cool Architecture, just a bit flawed. :D

H-J · November 17, 2011 01:17 PM

If you look properly, the floorboards have gaps where the water can go and gotten rid off in case of rain, as for floods, the waterlevels in the Netherlands are controlled, have to be controlled, notice the dike around the little lake?

DME · November 17, 2011

While interesting am I the only one who see's it to be extremely flawed? Pretty pointless if it just fills up and can't be used when it rains.

will · December 13, 2012 01:27 AM

yes there is many pics of it completely flodded. and sure its a great 'looking' idea but you would waste less energy walking straight across then going down and then up stairs

EJS · March 08, 2012 04:02 AM

Those were my thoughts exactly. It looks great, but what happens when the moat overtops the bridge? Is there an easy way for the water to clear out?

SALT · November 17, 2011

Best project I have seen in a long time. Good job and thanks for sharing.

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