This week’s Photo Friday focuses on the pride of Rotterdam – the Erasmus Bridge. Visit the Destroyed City Memorial for last week’s photo Friday post.
The city of Rotterdam has an important relation with water, being one of the largest and busiest ports in the world. The above photo depicts this very relationship, it was taken last year during the August rains.
Constructed across the Nieuwe Maas river, the “Erasmusbrug” (Erasmus bridge) connects the Northern and Southern parts of Rotterdam. The bridge is 802 meters long and was built by the famous Dutch architect Ben van Berkel in the year 1996.
The Erasmus bridge is as one of the most prominent landmarks in this city of architecture. It is asymmetrical in shape and because of its white pylon design, the bridge is also known as “the Swan”. The bridge accommodates not just cars and other means of public transport, but also bicycle paths and underground parking.
Travel Tip: Plan to visit the bridge at night. It looks spectacular in the glow of the surrounding lights.
[Photo Credit – Orangesplaash]