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Anton Jolingbrug – Bridge 20 | History and information

The modern history of the Anton Joling bridge began in 1886. Due to declining shipping traffic coupled with increasing road traffic across the bridge, the municipality of Amsterdam examined whether the bridge could be lowered and widened. The work was started in July 1886 with temporary bridges and the old structure being demolished. Bridge 21 was also lowered and widened at the same time. The project for both was completed at the beginning of 1887. The bridge was designated a municipal monument in 1995 and then in 2016/2017 the bridge was named after the famous architect Anton J. Joling who designed amongst other things the Peek and Cloppenburg building on Amsterdam Dam Square.

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