And some more bridges on the Netherlands waterways that we encountered on our cruising –
Well I suppose technically this is not a bridge – but a pretty imposing structure – the flood barrier on the Hollandse Ijssel, near Rotterdam.
Spaansebrug – an the way to Delft.
Another swing bridge – just outside Delft.
Who would have thought there would be a bridge name like this in Netherlands! One of many lift bridges on the Delftse Schie between Delft and Leiden.
This tiny lift bridge was one of 2 in Broek in Waterland, on the Trekvaart het Schouw, between Amsterdam and Edam. One of the most stressful times of our cruise! It was a bit of a shortcut. I knew it would be tricky as the depth was given as 1.5 metres, and we drew 1.15 metres. I think we must have been the biggest boat that had come this way in ages, as half the town turned out to see the bridge open. Well it was so shallow I had zero on the echo sounder the whole way!!. And there was a dredger working in one spot, which took ages to get past. Anyway we made it!
Ramspolbrug on the Ketelmeer. A fixed bridge but with a small lift section for yachts with tall masts. Only opened on request.
Fortunately not too many of these in Netherlands – compare to France where 3.5 metres air draft is often the norm!
Breukelen is on the Vecht – a beautiful waterway between Weesp and Utrecht. Really peaceful with some lovely villages and bridges en route.
Near Buuren – still on the Vecht.
And I think that is enough bridges for a while!