The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 8 (1930) > Issues > Issue 5 > An Interesting Bridge at Rotterdam. Adapted from the German
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An Interesting Bridge at Rotterdam. Adapted from the German

In the '70's of last century the main railway line from Amsterdam and The Hague to Germany, Belgium, France and London (via Vlissingen) was carried across the then newly constructed "Koningshaven" in Rotterdam by means of a three-span lattice girder bridge. The outer spans were of 80 metres (262.5 ft.) each, and were fixed, while the centre span, of 56 metres (184 ft.), was arranged as a swing bridge, turning about a central pier, thus cutting down the available width for shipping to two openings of 20 metres (65.5 ft.) each. W.E. Fuller