Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge doubles as a school roof

A new cycle and pedestrian bridge over the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal also function as a green roof of a primary school. The bridge opened last month, with more planting planned to be added to the school roof.  The €15 million project was funded by the Dutch Ministry of Transport and the Municipality of Utrecht.  The bridge is 300m long and curves down a manmade hill, which forms the roof over the school.

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The idea for doubling the bridge as the school roof came from the aim of ‘making walking and cycle cohesive with the journey across the bridge’. This innovative bridge provides a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists over the canal and helps to make travelling on-foot or by bike even more accessible.

Let us know your thoughts, could we be seeing more bridges like this in the future? To find out more about the scheme and to watch a short clip of the route click here.

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