July 23, 2021

Passerelle of the Year – Amsterdam’s latest

It’s been years (almost three) since we featured a pedestrian bridge (known as a passerelle) from somewhere in the world.  Here’s the latest from Amsterdam – and it’s very cool:

From Brandon Donnelly: New 3D-printed bridge erected in Amsterdam

This 12-meter 3D-printed stainless steel bridge was recently erected in Amsterdam. As is par for the course, some people hate it and some people love it. I’m in the latter camp.

Designed by Joris Laarman Lab in collaboration with MX3D and Arup (engineering), the bridge was printed off-site over a 6 month period and then craned into place.

… the entire bridge has been outfitted with sensors so that things like pedestrian usage, corrosion, and load changes can be measured going forward.

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