Ever heard of Veluwemeer Aqueduct?


Well, the world is brimming with amazing things no doubt. From natural architecture to manmade structures that are too good to believe that they actually exist.

And too often, man-made structures mar the landscape around such natural structure. For instance, cases where a factory cuts a harsh silhouette against a once-picturesque riverbank; a gaudy hotel sprawls onto an otherwise pristine beach.

But somehow, bridges do the opposite. Rather than ruining the view, they improve the quality. A valley would have probably underrated on its own is made to be a stunning white bridge spanning it; a dull river becomes extraordinary when you improve with an elegant steel structure. Plus the engineering expertise that goes into constructing them and bridges become destinations in and of themselves.

One such kind of remarkable architecture is a man-made water bridge that links Netherlands mainland with Flevoland – an artificial island. Just a glance of this water bridge known as Veluwemeer Aqueduct and it triggers something special in you.

The bridge was built in 2002 and prior to its construction, engineers considered a whole lot of options including an ordinary bridge and underwater tunnel.

But they were not just pricey, they couldn’t fulfill the two conditions; first the ground transport should not be marred and the second was that it needs not to cause traffic jam.


Finally, the unique bridge was built with amazing sidewalks included on its highway for pedestrians.

Veluwemeer Aqueduct passes an estimate of over 28,000 cars everyday while boats sail on the water above it. The water bridge is 10-feet deep and its waterway measures up at a short 25 meters long by 19 meters wide.

In all, the engineers most likely selected this fascinating design to save money in relation to other waterway passage techniques. And of course they made one of the best choices.

Source: Buzz Kenya