The world’s first steel bridge printed with 3D technology was inaugurated last week over the Oudezijds Achterburgwal, one of Amsterdam’s oldest canals in the Red Light district. Futuristic and winner of several awards, the project took four years to be carried out by the company MX3D.
Now, the walkway will be a “living laboratory”, with scientists from Imperial College, London, collecting pedestrian traffic information through a number of installed sensors. Data will be analyzed in real time to assess the state of the bridge and address any drops in the degree of stability or strength.
(Note published in issue 1232 of Dinheiro Magazine)