Our first bridge spanning Herengracht the Van Mierlobrug (brug 18). Just like bridge 10 & bridge 11 this bridge forms a whole with next bridge 19 which is on the eastern quay of Herengracht and across Blauwburgwal. Built in the 70’s it is not a monument although obviously given it’s in the world famous canal ring it is surrounded by National monuments on Herengracht. The bridge was named in January 2021 after D66 founder Hans van Mierlo who lived nearby and walked across this bridge to his pub. So new I couldn’t find a name plate but thankfully the internet to the rescue and someone else has since taken a picture (see below).
February 28, 2022