Netherlands - Rotterdam Erasmusbrug Live


Erasmusbrug (Turkish: Erasmus Bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge connecting both banks of the Nieuwe Maas River, which runs through Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The bridge also connects the north and south sides of the city of Rotterdam.

The bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel and completed in 1996. The 802 m long bridge is supported by a 139 m high asymmetric column. The bridge's nickname, "The Swan", derives from this.

The 89m section on the south wing of the bridge was built as a bascule bridge. This part gives the bridge the longest and heaviest structure among Western European bascule bridges.

The bridge was officially opened by Queen Beatrix on September 6, 1996. The construction of the bridge cost 75 million euros. It was opened to traffic in October 1996.

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