vrijdag 25 januari 2013

Bridge railing of the Vaz Dias bridge

This bridge, also known as number 238 in amsterdam, has a real beautiful railing made in 1965 by sculptor Herman van der Heide . As this is an modern bridge with 4 car lanes and 2 cycle paths the railing must be very sturdy to keep sliding cars out of the water in case of an accident. Oh and this bridge is also a modern cantilever one that can open for boats. Herman v.der Heide made 2 more bridge railings together with the bridge designer and architect Dirk Sterenberg along the same canal called "the Nieuwe Herengracht".
One for friday fences here.

7 opmerkingen:

  1. Very nice! Not sure it would prevent a small child from falling in, but an attractive barrier nonetheless.

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  2. it has a great look, but like rev said, not very safe

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  3. i like that it's so decorative as well as serves an important purpose. love the look along the canal!

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  4. I would love to live near a city with a place like this...it looks like such a pleasant area!

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  5. It certainly is different.
    and since the roads don't have fencing alongside the canals, I don't really see the problem re: safety.

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  6. Very modern and artistic. I do like this effect.

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