Saturday, 27 October 2012

The Last Day of Train Trafic at the Rotterdam Rail Bridge, Netherlands.

De Hef Bridge in Rotterdam is definitely the most spectacular lifting bridge in the Netherlands, one of the few still in existence.  A masterly example of pure engineering art and skill, trhe bridge was built in 1977 and served up to 1993 when the railway tunnel underneath the Maas River was completed and the De Hef bridge became superfluous, but it was preserved as a national monument.  The postcard shows the last train crossing the bridge on24th September 1993 on ground level.

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