Hotels in Erasmusbridge
First opened by Queen Beatrix in September of 1996, this cable bridge is truly one of a kind. The most notable feature of the Erasmusbridge is the massive 139-meter asymmetrical arm or pylon, that extends up into the sky. The bridge itself is 808 meters long, and has an 89-meter long bascule bridge to allow larger, taller ships to pass. Designed by Ben van Berkel, this cable-stayed bridge is unlike any other in the world. When first opened for vehicles the bridge would noticeably sway in heavy wind, so additional modifications to add dampeners were completed to eliminate this problem.
Address: Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Architect: Ben van Berkel