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Amazing Sunken Bridge Parts the Waters

Moses Pedestrian Bridge in the Netherlands

Though not a miracle this time around, the Moses Bridge gives visitors a unique opportunity to pass through parted waters.

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    The Moses Bridge
    Designed for tourists visiting a fort in the Netherlands, the bridge sits below the waterline of a moat so it visually "disappears."
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    The Moses Bridge
    The bridge is made from sustainable Accoya wood treated with a non-toxic waterproof coating that protects it from decay.
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    The Moses Bridge
    Built 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.
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    The Moses Bridge
    Since an elevated bridge would have taken away from the aesthetics of the fort's design, this sunken bridge was designed instead.
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    The Moses Bridge
    As the moat is too shallow for boat traffic, there's little risk of waves splashing up over the side.
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    The Moses Bridge
    The bridge was designed by Netherlands-based RO & AD Architects.

 

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