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Melkmeisjesbrug – Bridge 16 | History and information

Like many of the first fifteen bridges there has been a bridge at this location for centuries. Balthasar Florisz. van Berckenrode (1625), Joan Blaeu (1649) and Daniël Stalpaert (1662) had this bridge on their maps. The modern history of the bridge starts around 1883 when a pedestrian drawbridge was replaced by a permanent pedestrian bridge because shipping had largely ended on this canal.

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Image (c) Amsterdam Archive The drawbridge that served until 1880

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