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Location address: Nederland, Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam
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The Erasmusbridge is designed by Ben van Berkel and created in 1996. The bridge is 808 meters long 139 meter high. Due to its specific shape, it has the nickname the Swan (“De Zwaan”). Just after the opening, it was discovered that the bridge started to swing at winforces bigger than 6, due to certain vibrations when the cables are moist. A new cover on the cables fixed this problem.
The Erasmus Bridge (Dutch: Erasmusbrug) is a combined cable-stayed and bascule bridge in the centre of Rotterdam, connecting the north and south parts of this city, second largest in the Netherlands. The bridge was named after Desiderius Erasmus a.k.a. Erasmus of Rotterdam, a prominent Christian renaissance humanist.