World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges

Rob ‘t Hart, Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Pedestrian bridges are going to cool new heights, turning the need to get from here to there into an adventure.

Nesciobrug, Amsterdam

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This suspension bridge connects IJburg, a new district on reclaimed land, to central Amsterdam and a lovely waterfront park. Despite its no-cars policy, Nesciobrug functions as a key component of the city's transportation system. Stretching 2,559 feet over the Amsterdam Rhine Canal, it splits in two at each leafy bank; the forks add structural stiffness and create separate approach paths for bicyclists and pedestrians. 

Quick Fix: The main span of the bridge was dropped in place by a crane and installed within 12 hours; the Amsterdam Rhine canal, an important shipping artery, couldn't be closed for any longer.

World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges

Nesciobrug, Amsterdam

This suspension bridge connects IJburg, a new district on reclaimed land, to central Amsterdam and a lovely waterfront park. Despite its no-cars policy, Nesciobrug functions as a key component of the city's transportation system. Stretching 2,559 feet over the Amsterdam Rhine Canal, it splits in two at each leafy bank; the forks add structural stiffness and create separate approach paths for bicyclists and pedestrians. 

Quick Fix: The main span of the bridge was dropped in place by a crane and installed within 12 hours; the Amsterdam Rhine canal, an important shipping artery, couldn't be closed for any longer.

Rob ‘t Hart, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
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