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De Lucas Jansz Sinckbrug – Bridge 36 | Amsterdam

Bridge number 36 The Lucas Jansz Sinck bridge (De Lucas Jansz Sinckbrug) brug nummer zesendertig

This bridge is also located on the west bank of the Amstel but unlike De Hendrick Jacobsz. Staetsbrug (brug 35) this one spans the Keizersgracht, and just like bridge 35 it is the last bridge of the canal. The numbers will now ascend along the Keizersgracht the opposite direction.
Also like brug 35 this bridge is named after a prominent city developer. Lucas Jansz Sinck who was a renowned Amsterdam surveyor and cartographer. Sinck, who lived on the Rozengracht was known for his maps of the Beemsterpolder, as well as for his work for the third expansion of the Amsterdam canal belt. We’ve seen his maps already on some other bridges and no surprise there will be one of his maps in the next map post and some more about the city expansions in the post following that.

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