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Brug vijftien – Bridge 15 | History and information

The modern history of the bridge 15 starts in 1879. Then the municipality of Amsterdam ordered the replacement of the movable bridge with a fixed one. Then nothing happened for a year, which I am coming to realise is a typically Dutch trait. The tender did not follow until a year later, in September 1880. Not typical for infrastructure though as early as November 1880 it was reported that the bridge was almost completed. That bridge did not last long, perhaps due to the rushed build and already in 1897 the bridge had to be renewed. In 1924 the bridge was again out of service for a while for works.

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