The Pedestrian Bridge at Wenduine provides a safe traverse over a busy provincial motorway and double tramlines. Literally forming a bridge between the polder and the dunes „Het Wrakhout“ (The Wrecked) bridge connects the local campsite to the beach. Conceptually the arrangement of wooden beams and interspersed steel supports are likened to pieces of driftwood that have washed ashore – in this way the bridge anchors itself to the coastal landscape.
Surrounded by polders, dunescapes, and the ocean, the volume created by the bridge’s wooden trusses generates a sense of security to the user in an area known for its salty atmosphere, strong winds and swirling sand. The striking structure also features lookout points for cyclists at the foot of the bridge and on top of the dunes complete with information boards. A newly created dune volume creates a natural way to access the bridge and provides a unique opportunity for people to experience a Belguim’s coastal landscape..