This historical railway bridge is dear to many Rotterdam residents, as it’s the first structure that was restored after a devastating bombing during World War II.
The bridge was built in 1927 to replace an old rotating bridge from 1878. This old bridge was a big issue at that time due to how slowly it operated, slowing down both the water and rail traffic. All of this frustration peaked when a German ship collided with the central part in 1918.
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