Bridge number 34 Unnamed. Brug nummer vierendertig
This rather utilitarian road bridge, over which tram line 4 has been running since 1948, is located in Utrechtsestraat and crosses Herengracht.
Unlike most bridges in the centre of the city, this bridge was rebuilt when the tram was already a planned mode of transport around 1884 and it was also widened for road traffic.
It is the second-to-last bridge before the Herengracht flows into the Amstel under the Hendrick Jacobsz. Staetsbrug (bridge 35). The bridge, itself not a monument, is surrounded by municipal and national monuments, of which the Amsterdamsche Bank building is the biggest eye-catcher. The location of this bridge is in the heart of Amsterdam, a city known for its picturesque canals and historic architecture. As pedestrians and cyclists cross this bridge, they are greeted by the stunning surroundings that make Amsterdam a beloved tourist destination. The Herengracht, one of the most prestigious canals in the city, flows gracefully beneath this bridge, offering a charming view of the Amstel River. The bridge holds a significant place in the city’s history and serves as a symbol of its rich cultural heritage. The Amsterdamsche Bank building, with its majestic presence, adds to the grandeur of the surrounding area. As one gazes upon this architectural marvel, they are transported to a bygone era, where elegance and opulence reigned supreme. The combination of the bridge and the surrounding monuments creates a harmonious blend of old and new, showcasing the timeless beauty of Amsterdam.