CATHARIJNEBRUG

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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.

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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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