Zeeland Bridge

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The Zeeland Bridge (Dutch: Zeelandbrug) is the longest bridge in the Netherlands. The bridge spans the Oosterschelde estuary. It connects the islands of Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland in the province of Zeeland.

The Zeeland Bridge was built between 1963 and 1965. At the time of its completion, it was the longest bridge of Europe. It has a total length of 5,022 metres, and consists of 48 spans of 95 metres, 2 spans of 72.5 metres and a movable bridge with a width of 40 metres.

The province of Zeeland paid for the construction of the bridge, and the costs were recovered by levying tolls for the first 30 years.

side view
Zeeland Bridge (bascule bridge part)
side view

Coordinates: 51°36′40″N 3°53′23″E / 51.61111°N 3.88972°E / 51.61111; 3.88972

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