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Watt bridge, an energy positive walkway

A footbridge in Venlo, the Netherlands

elioth-inventors-designers-engineers-google-chrome_2016-07-19_11-50-32As part of a call for tenders, Egis proposed a footbridge design in complete harmony with its setting. To protect passers-by from prevailing winds, nine wind turbines would be installed on the downstream side to slow the flow of air. They should allow a nominal power output of around ten kilowatts, enough to power the lighting near the site or to light the local neighbourhood.