Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam

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With a shape often compared to a swan or a harp, Erasmus Bridge reflects the industrial yet creative character of the city. It stands 139 m (456 ft) tall and 802 m (2,631 ft) long above the Nieuwe Maas River, and connects the north and south sides of the city. Featured in Hollywood movies and seen in the Tour de France, the asymmetrical bridge is an icon of Rotterdam. You can cross by car or bus, or on foot or by bicycle. Stop along the way to observe the panorama of this flat city, dotted with some bulky industrial buildings. To visit Erasmus Bridge and get the most from your holiday in Rotterdam, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rotterdam trip generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The bridge is not too long for pedestrians. You quickly reach the other side. The bridge will drive booted up at one end even though a lot of traffic, trams and bicycles over it.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Not worth a special trip, interesting, a guide could probably work up a good 5 min. discussion w/o any problem.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    During our two day tour of Rotterdam Port, we had to cross this bridge numerois times. Though short, it's one of those bridges of the modern era: clean, striking lines, made to grace the skyline, not ...  more »

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