The Bat bridge is designed to house bats in as many ways as possible. In the design we figured out that we could use the specific qualities of the mass of the concrete, the height of the construction within the deck and the railings for pedestrians and bicycles for bats as well. These spaces provide unique opportunities to house bats.
The construction consists of a concrete arch which spans 25 meters. The mass of the concrete provides a stable and pleasant climate for bats. The bridge has three specific bridge components that provide roost for different bat species. At the north side the abutment functions as a winter stay. The deck and the brick balustrade accommodate stays for bats during the summer. The bridge design is intended to constitute the ideal habitat for various species of bats, so that a large colony will grow around the bridge.