Double Strand Bridge Streamlines Bikes And People

Double Strand Bridge Streamlines Bikes And People
Design

Dutch pedestrian-bicycle crossing provides two crossings, offering less congestion and an immaculate view.

Ryan Gerhardt
  • 14 december 2012

In order to overcome a design hurdle for a new bridge in Purmerend, the Netherlands, architects split up the problem, developing two solutions and then recombining them.

One crossing, two bridges. Architects faced a challenge when designing the new pedestrian-bicycle bridge for Purmerend because in order to make the bridge flat enough to meet inclination requirements for bikes and wheelchairs, the bridge would have been immensely long for pedestrians, at over 100 meters.

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