Essential Architecture-  Amsterdam

Blauwe brug (literally, "blue bridge")

architect

 

location

Amsterdam, Holland- connects the Rembrandtplein square area with the Waterlooplein square area.

date

1883

style

 

construction

 

type

Bridge
 
 
 
   
   
The bridge owes its name to a wooden "blue bridge" that was there from around 1600 but no longer exists and which was painted the characteristic blue of the Dutch flag. It kept the name after 1883 when it was replaced by the spans of a new bridge which is an exact copy of the Alexandre the 3rd Bridge in Paris.

The stone bridge has three openings for ships and is richly decorated. The bases are formed like ships bows and on top columns with leaf-motifs, masks and finally imperial crowns. Also the lantern poles have shipping decorations and the lanterns themselves are again in the shape of crowns. The bridge carries a busy road that is also used by the tramway.

links

 
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