Raised stepping stones allow Dutch bridge to remain accessible during a flood

Dezeen: Rising water levels don't cause many problems for this bridge in the Dutch city of Nijmegen – it can still be accessed even when the path on either side is flooded, thanks to a series of concrete stepping stones. Next Architects and H+N+S Landscape Architects teamed up on the design of Zalige Bridge, which forms part of a pathway across a park on the banks of the Waal river. Rather than lifting the surface of the bridge above the floodplain, the designers decided to embrace the water. So when the water level rises, sections of the pathway on either side of the bridge become fully submerged. Continue reading>>