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Triple jump A new crossing in the Netherlands has been designed as an unusual combination of cable stay and bascule bridge, reports Helena Russell. Photographs by Paul Collard.

New urban centres are springing up around the Netherlands as part of the Dutch government's strategic development plans to provide more housing. A number of towns have been earmarked for expansion including the northern town of Zwolle where some 1,200 new houses are expected to be built by 2010.

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