Bridges over the Nieuwe Maas

Bridges over the Nieuwe Maas

On a sightseeing day around Rotterdam with my tour guide – Chris, we walked down to the river Nieuwe Maas (New Meuse) – a distributary of the Rhine River – which divides Rotterdam into north and south.

The north and south are connected by several bridges and the two that caught my attention were the Erasmusbrug and Willemsbrug.

The Erasmusbrug is a cable-stayed and bascule bridge which connects the north and south of Rotterdam. It is named after Desiderius Erasmus who was one of the greatest scholars of the Northern Renaissance (Wikipedia).

Things to see in Rotterdam
Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam
Things to see in Rotterdam
Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam
Things to see in Rotterdam
Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam

The Willemsbrug connects the north with Noordereiland and is another cable-stayed bridge. It was named after King Willem III of the Netherlands (Wikipedia).

Things to see in Rotterdam
Willemsbrug, Rotterdam
Things to see in Rotterdam
Willemsbrug, Rotterdam
Things to see in Rotterdam
Willemsbrug, Rotterdam

I’ve had a thing for bridges for a while now. I love the different styles of bridges and these two in Rotterdam make the grade! In my eyes anyway!

8 Replies to “Bridges over the Nieuwe Maas”

          1. 2nd Feb. Supposed to fly to the UK on the 3rd April for a wedding on the 11th, then back to Italy on the 18th, but none of this is happening now. Very uncertain times right now. Hope you and your family are OK. x

          2. It really is. My first day as a furloughed worker today. At least I’ve got the time to do all the projects and write all the posts I’ve been meaning to do. We are all fine thank you, hope you and yours are too x

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