Opening bridge “Prayer of Shadow”

The spectacular bridge over the Amstel is coated in RAL 6007 Bottle green. Within the space of a minute, this high-tech-bridge in Vrouwenakker (south of Amsterdam) can be raised or lowered.

A 15-metre-wide, 15.6-metre-long lever arm weighing 84.6 tons opens and closes the bridge. Like an insect, the bridge sits over the Amstel, a small river that divides the provinces Noord- und Zuid-Holland. The dark green colouring was chosen on purpose: That way, the contours of the elegant bridge slowly dissolve at dusk.

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