The Zoological garden in Prague is a tropical environment to allow certain plant species to grow and thrive. There is a bridge for visitors to pass across the water which is made from Accoya wood.
Previously, other wood species, such as oak, had been used for the bridge but they became rotten very quickly, mainly between the decking boards and underneath the construction.
When looking for a replacement material, Accoya was selected due to meeting structural strength, dimensional stability and overcoming durability issues.
Accoya distributor based in Czechia, Totem, was responsible for this project. The Accoya bridge has now been installed for 3 years and is performing very well.