Historic Rotterdam bridge to be dismantled in order to allow Jeff Bezos’ superyacht to pass

Historic Rotterdam bridge to be dismantled in order to allow Jeff Bezos’ superyacht to pass By on Feb 03, 2022 in Attractions, Cruises & Boat Travel, Europe, Going Out, Netherlands, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe

A spokesman for the mayor of Rotterdam has confirmed that a historic bridge in Rotterdam that dates back to 1877 will be partly dismantled to allow a superyacht that is being built for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to fit through.

Built by Dutch firm Oceanco, the luxury yacht is said to be 417 feet (127 metres) long and 130 feet (40 metres) tall – too tall to pass under the Koningshaven “De Hef” lift bridge. The middle section of the bridge that links Noordereiland (‘North Island’) to the south of Rotterdam will be temporarily removed to allow the boat passage, with Mr. Bezos footing the bill through Oceanco.

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