BICYCLE DUTCH

A brand-new cycle bridge over the Amsterdam Rhine Canal, between the villages of Nigtevecht and Abcoude can be used since early August. Since I was in Australia at the time, I wasn’t able to visit it sooner, but the afternoon of the day I returned (at 6:30 in the morning) I used the bridge on my own bicycle and filmed it for this post.

The as yet unnamed new cycle bridge over the Amsterdam-Rhine-Canal near Nigtevecht.

Ever since the Amsterdam Rhine Canal was built in the 1880s, the village of Nigtevecht in the north of the province of Utrecht became very cut off from its surroundings, since it was already at the river Vecht as well. Initially that was solved by a ferry that was adapted with every widening of the canal. However, after it was widened again in 1968 the ferry was abolished. That was the time it was…

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