This project was completed by Maurits Lopes Cardozo with ipv Delft, 2011-2014.
The Westenholte bridge is situated in the floodplain of the river IJssel near the city of Zwolle. This project was part of a larger nation wide project “Room for the River’ ensuring future safety against flooding. The 120 meter long bridge forms a connection for mixed traffic -cars, cyclists, and pedestrians- across a newly formed secondary waterway. The team designed the submersible bridge that fits well with the natural surroundings, is practically maintenance free and that has special design features to ensure safety of the construction when the bridge deck gets flooded (approx. 1 to 5 days per year).