20 Jan 2010 • 1,304 views
Rotterdam's Swan Song
Paris has its Eiffel Tower, New York has its Empire State Building...and Rotterdam has it's Erasmus Bridge.
This cable-stay bridge links the northern and southern halves of the city with a 2,600-foot span, 456 ft/139 m high.
The architect was Ben van Berkel, who completed it in 1996 at a cost of about $215 million.Locals call it "The Swan" because of its graceful posture over the Nieuwe Maas river.
Rotterdam is still the world's largest port, only 30 km away from where I now live,
and to where I shipped my household goods from America.
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