Massive Load-Carrying Akkerwinde Bridge Made of Accoya

 - Feb 4, 2009
References: titanwood & contemporist
OAK Architects created this stunning Accoya wood bridge in the city of Sneek located in the Netherlands. Accoya wood is a trademarked material from Titan Wood that is manufactured with a process called wood acetylation. Sustainable timber is recycled with a molecule that naturally occurs in all tree species, resulting in a high performance, eco-friendly product with super strength and an extended lifespan.

Back to the Sneek bridge. It spans 105 feet, is 50 feet high and can carry a load of 60 tons, making it the first wooden bridge in the world to be able to hold such massive weight.

The OAK designed bridge cost €3.5 million and was constructed by Schaffitzel Holzindustrie from Germany.