Bridge of Blades

Bridge of Blades

For my Integrated Product Design master thesis, I developed a slow traffic bridge that uses end-of-life wind turbine blades in its superstructure.

These rotor blades consist of complex composite materials that are currently impossible to recycle. By utilising the high-end qualities of the materials in an attractive design, a commercially viable solution to a huge waste problem was found. The design offers a constructive solution to one problem, prevents new problems and acts as an example to fuel debate about material use in the technologies of the future.

I got the chance to present the project during the Bruggendag 2018 and an article with an early version of the design was published in the magazine Bruggen.

After my graduation project, I found partners who I am currently developing the bridge with, so the project is still ongoing.