bridge crowdsourced Rotterdam-illustrationIn Rotterdam, a new bridge connects two parts of the city that were previously cut off by roads with heavy traffic.

The bridge is all wood–17,000 individual planks, each of which bears the name of the individual who donated money to help pay for it when the city’s coffers were empty.

Reconnecting a part of the city cut off by traffic makes the area walkable again, and may attract shops, restaurants, and small businesses.

A local designer came up with the idea for the foot bridge, calling it Luchtsingel, and crowdfunding made it happen.

(READ the story from Fast Company CoExist – Watch the video below)

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