Zeeland Bridge

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Zeeland Bridge
Coordinates51°36′40″N 3°53′23″E / 51.61111°N 3.88972°E / 51.61111; 3.88972Coordinates: 51°36′40″N 3°53′23″E / 51.61111°N 3.88972°E / 51.61111; 3.88972
CrossesOosterschelde estuary
LocaleSchouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland
No. of spans50
Construction start1963
Construction end1965
Zeeland Bridge is located in Netherlands
Zeeland Bridge
Zeeland Bridge
Location in Netherlands

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 in 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 borrowed the money for the construction of the bridge. The loan was repaid by levying tolls for the first 24 years.[1]

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Zeeland Bridge (bascule bridge part)
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Preceded by
Europe’s longest bridge
1965 – 1972
Succeeded by
Öland Bridge