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World’s first printed steel bridge in Amsterdam

Source:  GCR

The pedestrian bridge, which was first announced in 2015 (see further reading), was printed by Dutch additive construction specialist MX3D over the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in the city’s Red Light District.

According to Imperial, it will be a “living laboratory” owing to a “vast network of installed sensors” that will allow engineers to monitor and analyse the performance of the 12m-long structure as it handles pedestrian traffic.

The world’s first 3D-printed steel structure, designed by Joris Laarman and developed by Imperial College London and the Alan Turing Institute, has been unveiled in the centre of Amsterdam...

GCR: Imperial College and MX3D unveil world’s first printed steel bridge in Amsterdam

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