The Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam

  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Camera: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Taken: 14 April, 2023
  • Exposure bias: -1.3EV
  • Focal length: 67mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 25s

The Erasmus Bridge is a prominent landmark in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and is one of the most iconic bridges in Europe. It was designed by the Dutch architect Ben van Berkel and completed in 1996, and is named after the famous Rotterdam-born philosopher Erasmus.

The bridge spans the Nieuwe Maas River and connects the northern and southern parts of Rotterdam. It is a cable-stayed bridge, with a single 139-meter-high asymmetrical pylon and two decks for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians. The total length of the bridge is 802 meters, and it has a width of 33 meters.

The Erasmus Bridge has become an important symbol of Rotterdam, representing the city’s modern and innovative character. It has won several awards for its design and engineering, including the 1997 European Steel Design Award and the 2005 International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering Award. The bridge is also a popular tourist attraction and has been featured in many movies and TV shows.


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