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Brug dertien – Bridge 13 | Amsterdam

Brug 13 Unnamed. Yeah it’s not where I expected if you have been following along the Singel, with the exception of Bridge 7 all the other bridges have been neatly ordered along the canal. I expected Harlemmersluis to be bridge 13 since it was next along the Singel from Corsgenbrug but I was wrong. Anyway Bridge 13 with no official name but AKA Melkmarktsbrug or Westelijke Toegangsbrug is directly in front of Amsterdam Centraal Station and on many maps is still referred to as Westelijke Toegangsbrug which is catchy right?

This is another fixed bridge in the centre of Amsterdam.
There was a bridge in roughly this place from estimated 1662 onwards, in line with the western quay of the Martelaarsgracht, there was a bridge that gave access to a an inn on the IJ. This of course was well before the station was built and this was open to the Ij.

Architect: Dirk Sterenberg

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