Dutch Students Build Bridge Out of Hemp and Flax Fibers

STU ROBARTS

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The “biobridge” in the Netherlands is built using hemp and flax fibers in place of alternative materials such as steel, concrete or carbon fiber.  Photo credit: New Atlas

 

Dutch students in the Netherlands have built a 46-foot-long footbridge out of hemp and flax fibers to demonstrate a use of more sustainable construction materials. Known as the “biobridge” the project was the result of a partnership between TU Delft, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), University of Twente and University of Wageningen.

 

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