This 83 meter long 4,4 meter wide bridge, collects timber from the sea and combines it into a randomly seemed organised FSC - timber layered truss. Conceptually, the arrangement of wooden beams and interspersed steel supports are likened to pieces of driftwood that have washed ashore, in this way the bridge anchors itself to the dune landscape.
Voor ons mocht de brug geen louter esthetische houten borstwering zijn. Onze insteek was: hoe onregelmatig regelmatig kun je ermee construeren? Wij vonden het nooit ver genoeg gaan, de constructeurs altijd ver genoeg.Maarten Voorde overtuigd van een houten brug.
The new bridge, a true “landmark” leads holiday makers to a panoramic lookout over the dune, sea and the polder of Uitkerken.Landezine
The bridge itself is supported by several concrete bases and its frame constructed in several sections, the bolted truss ends and random positioning of an immense number of joints creates an intricate and highly complex construct. The wooden elements are positioned close to each other or, loaded or doubled in areas where the tension is high – such as above the gates supporting the bridge and in the middle of the span between the supports.