Dutch footbridge reacts to its changing environment

Jan 24, 2018, 7:16 AM EST
(Source: http://www.nextarchitects.com)
(Source: http://www.nextarchitects.com)

Exhibiting an innovative approach to the age-old problem of flooding, a team of architects in the Netherlands has designed a footbridge that reacts to its changing environment, courtesy its uniquely shaped pathway that curves up and down across the floodplains.

The footbridge across an urban river park in Nijmegen features concrete benches lined along its path, which transform into stepping stones when water level rises, writes Arch Daily.

The Zalige bridge, designed by NEXT architects, in collaboration with H+N+S Landscape Architects, showcases the dynamic nature of water by letting people experience the changing river landscape, notes Mental Floss.