Located over the Nieuwe Maas, which is a tributary of the Rhine River, the Van Brienenoord bridge is open to both vehicles as well as bicycles. Travelers will typically have the opportunity to see the bridges in action, which require that the traffic be stopped to let taller vessels through. The bridge itself is made up to two parallel, slightly different width arches for a total length of 1320 meters.
The first section of the bridge, the eastern section, was built in 1960 with the wider western section completed in 1990 to accommodate an increasingly heavy traffic flow. It is estimated that over a quarter of a million vehicles cross these bridges every day, making them an essential part of the city.
Address: Van Brienenoordbrug, 3077 Rotterdam, Netherlands
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