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Bike bridge in Netherlands incorporates green roof for a school

Cyclists encounter very different bridge on London Quietway

A new bridge in the Dutch city of Utrecht has been designed to combine with a roof garden over a local school. Dafne Schippers Bridge, designed by NEXT Architects, features a gently curving ramp which will take cyclists through some park and onto the roof of the school’s gym before crossing the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal.

Describing the creation, NEXT architects’ Marijn Schenk said: “In one fluid movement, the cycle route, park, and school are brought together to form a cohesive whole of infrastructure, architecture, and landscape.”

Inhabitat reports that the bridge, which is named after Dutch sprinter, Dafne Schippers, opened on April 3.

Meanwhile, in London, cyclists will encounter a very different bridge on Quietway 2.

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