Photographer's Note

This is the Erasmusbrug (brug=bridge) in Rotterdam. You can see the two pylons here. The bridge's nickname is The Swan or The Harp and it's a very special design I think. Already before the completion in 1996 the bridge was characteristic of Rotterdam, which is the second city in The Netherlands with her 600.000 inhabitants and huge harbour.

The Erasmusbrug crosses the river Nieuwe Maas and was designed by Ben van Berkel. This cable-stay bridge connects the centre of the city with De Kop van Zuid.
The pylon is 139m high and is bended at 79m. The bridge is 808 meter long and also contains a 89 meter long bascule bridge, which is the biggest and heaviest in Western-Europe.
The bridge was opened in September 1996 by Queen Beatrix.

I took this picture yesterdaymorning. I stood with my head leaning against the pylon to take the picture. I didn't change much, only the contrast. But I was in doubt if I should post this one or a rotated version. I chose this one (which is the original version) and posted the rotated one in a WS. Please let me know which one you think is best. Thanx!
I hope you like it!

(If you have become curious about the whole bridge, please look here.)

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