Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven has designed a bridge in Holland, based on 19th-century covered bridges in rural America.
The Oranjebuitenpolder recreational area is in Hoek van Holland. To connect a network of paths with recreational routes along the Nieuwe Waterweg, a new railway overpass has been built for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
These were covered timber structures shaped like a stable so that horses would cross voluntarily and not be spooked by the wild water or thundering locomotives below.
This project has been longlisted in the infrastructure project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.
Architect: Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven
Project: Covered Bridge
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