The Beautiful Veluwemeer Aqueduct Water Bridge in the Netherlands That Keeps Road and Boat Traffic Flowing

The Veluwemeer Aqueduct Water Bridge in The Netherlands is a beautifully designed piece of transportation architecture that appears to be an optical illusion when viewed from above. In reality, the road continues under 3 meters of water for 25 meters before re-emerging onto the other side. This unique design allows for the constant flow of road traffic while allowing boats and small ships to pass overhead. The bridge was opened in 2005 near the town of Harderwijk.

Architectural engineers have created some amazing structures in this world but the Veluwemeer Aqueduct in the Netherlands is truly the best. Most aqueducts are basically bridges that are built above water. But the Veluwemeer Aqueduct is a bridge for the passing ships while those driving in cars go through a tunnel underneath the bridge.

Veluwemeer Water Bridge

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.