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De Reesluis – Bridge 64 | Information and history

There has been a bridge at the location of Reesluis for centuries. Balthasar Florisz. van Berckenrode drew the bridge on his map in 1625 when the bridge is shown as extension of the Rhee Straet over the Prince Graft. Thanks to a painting by Reinier Nooms from about 1664 and a drawing by Willem Hekking from about 1845, it appears that there was a vault bridge with three passages. See picture 3.

Photos from the archive
1. Gay Pride 1997 on the Prinsengracht
Gay spectators of the Canal Parade on bridge 64 (Reesluis) over the Prinsengracht next to the Reestraat.
Bert Gerlagh, 2 Aug 1997
Collectie Stadsarchief Amsterdam
http://archief.amsterdam/archief/10122
2. “Kikki” de “Kargadoor” van den brug bij de Reestraat
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Snapshot from Amsterdam street life. Kikki the Kargadoor on the Reesluis (Bridge 64) over the Prinsengracht.
Berg en Co. 1912 ca.
Collectie Stadsarchief Amsterdam
http://archief.amsterdam/archief/10137/3118
3. The Hillegommermarkt by the Reesluis, Bridge 64 in front of the Reestraat. Here showing the original vaulted bridge.
Blommers, P., Last, Carel Christiaan Antony (1808-1876), Hekking jr., W. (Willem, 1825-1904) – 1845
Collectie Stadsarchief Amsterdam
http://archief.amsterdam/archief/10097/010097004582
4. Boat at the Canal Parade advertising the 1998 Amsterdam Gay Games.
Bert Gerlagh, 2 Aug 1997
Collectie Stadsarchief Amsterdam
http://archief.amsterdam/archief/10122

 

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