Pedestrian Bridge Wenduine

Wenduine, BE

The Pedestrian Bridge at Wenduine provides a safe traverse over a busy provincial motorway and double tramlines. The bridge, a true landmark leads holiday makers to a panoramic lookout over the dune, sea and the polders of Uitkerkse.

Literally forming a bridge between the polder and the dunes, the bridge called “Het Wrakhout” (The Wreckage) connects a local campsite to the beach. The bridge’s design was inspired by the cultural coastal landscapes of polders, dunescapes, and the ocean.

The arrangement of wooden beams and interspersed steel supports are likened to pieces of driftwood that have washed ashore. The beams generate a sense of security and protect from strong salty winds and the swirling sand. The striking structure features lookout points for cyclists at the foot of the bridge and on top of the dunes, complete with information boards, providing a unique opportunity to experience the coastal landscape.

A newly created dune volume provides a natural way to access the bridge.

To prevent damage to the vulnerable dunes, a wooden staircase was incorporated to guide the crowds of holidaymakers heading to the beach.



Maritieme Dienstverlening en Kust (MDK)


Ingenieur: Snoeck en Partners, architectuur & engineering; Constructeur: BAS, bureau voor architectuur en stabiliteit; Aannemer: WestConstruct Oostkamp; Leverancier en montage azobé: Koninklijke Houthandel G. Wijma & zonen