Catharijnebrug – A wrought and cast iron swing bridge built between 1902 and 1903 in the center of Haarlem. It spans approximately 28m over the Binnenspaarne, a section of the Spaarne River. The bridge was designed by municipal architect Jacques Leijh.


In 2000, the municipality decided to replace the worn out bridge with an exact copy but modernized! The old wooden bridge keeper’s house is now a copper dome-shaped lookout post hanging partly over the water on the bank of the Koudenhorn. A distinctive feature of Catharijnebrug!


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