The Van Brienenoord Bridge (Dutch: Van Brienenoordbrug) is an arch bridge for car traffic over the river Nieuwe Maas, which is a major distributary of the river Rhine. The bridge is located at the east side of Rotterdam, Netherlands. The bridge consists of two almost identical arches laying parallel and next to each other, followed by three bascule bridges. Every day over 250,000 vehicles cross the Van Brienenoord Bridge, which is part of the A16 highway, the most busy road in the Netherlands. Bicycles can use the bridges to cross the Nieuwe Maas river. The Van Brienenoord Bridge is 1320 metres long and ships of 24 metres and lower can pass through underneath it.
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