Amazing Sunken Bridge Parts the WatersHandmade Charlotte
Though not a miracle this time around, the Moses Bridge gives visitors a unique opportunity to pass through parted waters.
The Moses Bridge 1 of 6Designed for tourists visiting a fort in the Netherlands, the bridge sits below the waterline of a moat so it visually "disappears."
The Moses Bridge 2 of 6The bridge is made from sustainable Accoya wood treated with a non-toxic waterproof coating that protects it from decay.
The Moses Bridge 3 of 6Built in the early 1700s to protect the Netherlands from invasion by France and Spain, Fort de Roovere was surrounded by a shallow moat that prevented enemies from crossing it. Now that those threats are mostly gone, the fort is opened to tourists.
The Moses Bridge 4 of 6Since an elevated bridge would have taken away from the aesthetics of the fort's design, this sunken bridge was designed instead.
The Moses Bridge 5 of 6As the moat is too shallow for boat traffic, there's little risk of waves splashing up over the side.
The Moses Bridge 6 of 6The bridge was designed by Netherlands-based RO & AD Architects.
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