Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam

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Bridge · Architectural Building
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Erasmus Bridge by using our Rotterdam route builder website.
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  • This bridge is worth a visit for sure. While walking around the city you will find many interesting structures, but the Erasmus Bridge fears no opponent. It's so big you might struggle to fit it in a....  more »
  • The iconic Erasmus bridge, nicknamed “the Swan”, crosses the wide river Nieuwe Maas in Rotterdam. It offers a great opportunity to take a city walk and reach out from the industrious North shore to...  more »
  • Beautiful bridge, however it is not necessary to visit
  • Awesome bridge and a giant port. A "have to be" place when visit Rotterdam
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