Bridges, they have existed for centuries. The first were made of wooden stems and shelves. She spanned little streams. Nowadays bridges usually consist of concrete, brickwork and / or metal. They bridge rivers, canals, valleys, gorges, roads or railways. This is a list of the most famous bridges of the Netherlands.
10. Python bridge
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This bridge is famous for its striking shape. The bridge resembles a moving python and is bright red.The Python bridge is located in Amsterdam over the Railway Station. The bridge connects the Sporen bridge peninsula with the Borneo island. The bridge design comes from Adriaan Geuze and was delivered in 2001. The Python bridge consists of steel, wooden planks and concrete in support. The bridge is only intended for pedestrians and cyclists by bike.
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There are three Moerdijkbruggen. They connect the provinces of South Holland and North Brabant.The three bridges are laid over the Dutch Deep between the Dordrecht Island and a place north of Moerdijk. The first bridge was built in the late 19th century. This is a railway bridge. The second bridge was built in the 1930’s. This is intended for car traffic. Both bridges broadened in the mid-20th century.In 2005 a third Moerdijk bridge was added. This is intended for the high-speed train (train). The Moerdijk bridges are important for our country due to the connection they make between the West and South Netherlands (and also the south of Belgium and France)
8. John Frostbrug
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Between Arnhem-Noord and Arnhem-Zuid, the John Frostbridge is located across the Lower Rhine. The bridge is named after John Dutton Frost, a Lieutenant Colonel. This Lieutenant Colonel of the British Airborne Brigade reached the bridge during the Second World War during the Battle of Arnhem, but could not completely conquer it. The John Frost Bridge dates back to 1932. It is a steel arch bridge intended for car traffic.
7. Martinus Nijhoffbrug
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TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS BRIDGES IN THE NETHERLANDS
The Martinus Nijhoff bridge is located across the river Waal near Zaltbommel. The A2 motorway is located on this cable or tube bridge. The bridge also has a lane for slow traffic (including pedestrians).The Martinus Nijhoff Bridge is named after the same-name poet. He wrote a well-known poem about the bridge. The bridge was built between 1992 and 1996 and consists of concrete.
6. Zeeland bridge
The longest bridge in the Netherlands is the Zeeland bridge. This bridge has a length of no less than 5,022 meters. It is a traffic bridge, located across the Oosterschelde. The Zeeland islands North Beveland and Schouwen-Duiveland are linked by this bridge. On the bridge is the N256 provincial road.The Zeeland Bridge was built between 1963 and 1965. It was appointed as a national monument in 2015.
5. Sint Servaasbrug
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The oldest bridge in the Netherlands is the Sint Servaasbrug. This stone arch bridge is located in Maastricht, across the river Meuse. The bridge dates from the end of the 13th century and was built on behalf of the chapter of Saint Servaas. Originally, the bridge got nine stone arches, but in the middle of the 17th century one of the arches was sealed and became part of the quay wall. Now the bridge has eight more arches. The Sint Servaasbrug has been restored a number of times over the centuries and is therefore still in good condition.
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The center of Nijmegen is connected to Lent by the Waalbrug. Of course this bridge is located on the Waal. The bridge was taken into use in 1936, has a length of 604 meters and a height of 65 meters. It is an arch bridge, bearing the title of a national monument.
3. From Brienenoordbrug
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The Van Brienenoord Bridge is on the east side of Rotterdam. The bridge is especially known from the news. Numerous files are often found on the A16 highway. The busy junction consists of two bridges, which have six lanes per direction and a two-way bike path. The length of the Van Brienenoord bridge is 1320 meters and the height is 24 meters. It is an arch bridge, the first of which opened in 1965 and the second in 1990. The bridge is named after the underlying island of Brienenoord.
2. Skinny use
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In the center of Amsterdam there are many canals with bridges. The most famous among these bridges is the Magere bridge. This bridge is located on the Amstel at the church street, between the Prinsengracht and the Keizersgracht. The bridge was built in 1934 and made of white painted wood. It is a pickup bridge. Until 1994, the Magere Bridge was opened and closed by two bridge guards who pulled the chain. After that, the bridge has been mechanized and automated for safety reasons. Until 2003 cars drove over the bridge. Now only cyclists and pedestrians cross the bridge. A few times a day the bridge is opened for larger ships (cruise boats can go under). The Magere Brug is a national monument, with a concert being held on Liberation Day every year. Also, the bridge is the decor of a number of movies, including the James Bond movie ‘Diamonds Are Forever’.
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The Erasmus bridge is located in the center of Rotterdam , in the harbor, across the Nieuwe Maas. There is a road on the bridge. The Erasmus bridge is named after the same Dutch priest and humanist. Ben van Berkel designed the bridge in 1996. It is a garden bridge. This type of bridge is hung on thick cables (called called). These are attached to pylons that hold the bridge up by pulling force. The Erasmus bridge is 284 meters long. He has one-sided asymmetric pylon of 139 meters high. Next to the Erasmus bridge is the Willemsbrug across the Nieuwe Maas in the port of Rotterdam.
TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS BRIDGES IN THE NETHERLANDS