Netherland: A Bridge Which Passes Under the Water
A bridge in the Netherlands is designed in such a way that the road actually goes below the water level, allowing boats to pass through the strip of water that flows over it.
Right from our childhood, we have been taught that bridges are constructed over water bodies so that people can travel from one end to another, and that is exactly what we have noticed everywhere. However, can you imagine a water body which actually flows over the bridge and the bridge passes by under the water? With the new age and modern day advancements in science and technology, you surely can. There are some engineering marvels that are not only stunning to look at but also make you wonder about how it was made.
In today’s release, we’ll talk about one such marvel of construction and engineering. We are going to talk about the “reverse bridge” designed in the Netherlands, a video of which was shared on Twitter by a user named Vala Afshar. The clip shows cars passing on the bridge and seemingly disappearing under a strip of water towards the center of the structure, and then magically emerging on the other side. It creates an illusion, as if the cars vanish underwater before coming out on the other side.
The bridge is designed in such a way that the road actually goes below the water level briefly while not only remaining dry but also allowing boats to pass through the strip of water that flows over it. “The ‘reverse bridge’ design in the Netherlands is engineering excellence,” says the caption of the video. The highway in the video is described as the “coolest road in the world”. It is located near the Dutch city of Harderwijk. It connects the mainland with the neighboring island called Flevoland. Notably, it is not a newly constructed marvel and was opened in 2002, called the Veluwemeer Aqueduct, which allows vehicular traffic as well as waterborne traffic to pass the stretch without hindering the other. However, the video which has been recently posted has amassed a whopping 4.3 million views with a number of interesting comments. A user from America tweeted “Why isn’t there anything like this in America?” “Normal people call that a tunnel,” said another. “This is so cool. Wonder if it costs less than a flyover bridge,” wondered a third. What are your thoughts about this engineering wonder? Do let us know if you have seen anything like this ever in the comment section below.