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The First 3D-Printed Bridge For Cyclists Is Officially Here

By Desirée Kaplan

Cement is used around the world to create bridges, homes, and offices. Unfortunately, the intense heat needed to create the cement often generates a significant amount of CO2 emissions. Sadly, the popular material isn’t always a sustainable building option. 

A group in the Netherlands may have found a viable solution. A team of researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology has recently 3D printed a concrete bridge. While people have experimented with 3D printed bridges before, the university researchers made this bridge specifically for cyclists in Germert, Netherlands.

The team printed the bridge at the University using their large research and development printer. After three months of hard work, the team completed the bridge and were able to put it to use. All in all, it took 800 layers to build the futuristic piece which spans roughly 26 feet long and 11 feet wide.