The first biocomposite bridge of the world will be placed today in Eindhoven. It will be located on the TU/e campus, over the Dommel.
The ‘biobridge’ is made of hemp and flax fiber, it is fourteen meters long and designed for pedestrians. It is the first time that a load-bearing structure made of biodegradable materials will be taken into use.
There are 28 sensors in the bridge, which measure how the bridge responds to load in the course of time. This way they will measure how far the bridge bends, among other things. The goal is to get a clearer picture on the use of biocomposite as a construction material.
The bridge was designed by students of the TU/e, TU Delft and ROCs from the region. Thursday, the bridge will be officially unveiled, it will remain at its place for at least a year.