As the fact that most of buildings were destroyed in WWII, Rotterdam is a gleaming cluster of high-rise buildings, some of which are marvels of 20th-century architecture.
Erasmus Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge across the Nieuwe Maas, linking the northern and southern regions of Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The Erasmus Bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel and completed in 1996. The 802-metre-long (2,631 ft) bridge has a 139-metre-high (456 ft) asymmetrical pylon, earning the bridge its nickname of "The Swan".
The southern span of the bridge has an 89-metre-long (292 ft) bascule bridge for ships that cannot pass under the bridge. The bascule bridge is the largest and heaviest in West Europe and has the largest panel of its type in the world.
Another view of the Erasmus Bridge After costing more than 163 million euros to construct, the bridge was officially opened by Queen Beatrix on September 6, 1996. Shortly after the bridge opened to traffic in October 1996, it was discovered the bridge would swing under particularly strong wind conditions. To reduce the trembling, stronger shock dampers were installed.
Very good photo.Like.Greetings,Mirjana
Very beautiful photo and bridge , L 3 !
Beautiful lights in this night shot! Like !
My greetings, Giuseppe
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Photo taken in Stadsdriehoek, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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