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Magere Brug

By TrevBatWCC    
Part of the canal boat trip took us out into the River Amstel just south of this, the most famous bridge in Amsterdam, Magere Brug. A bascule bridge made of white-painted wood, the present bridge was built in 1934, the first being built in 1691. Because the bridge was very narrow, the locals called it magere brug, which literally means "skinny bridge". Use of the bridge has been limited to pedestrians and cyclists since 2003. It is however opened many times a day in order to let through river traffic, but the boats used for sightseeing tours are low enough to pass underneath the bridge when closed.
Shooting through the boat's window at 62mm gave me the lead image, but zoomed back to 21mm for V1 to frame the bridge with the window - and include one of our fellow passengers! V2 was taken only about 1 minute later, looking up through the boat's glass roof, just as we started to pass underneath it.

Many thanks to Harriet, Joline, Helen (helenlinda), Peter (Mollycat), Oliver (bliba) and Phil (PhilT2) for their User Awards on my previous upload A bridge within a bridge within a bridge . . . , most appreciated Smile

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev Smile

Tags: Netherlands Architecture Amsterdam Boat trip Magere Brug Amstel River

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PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
12 May 2018 10:39AM
Fine shot of the bridge Trev. Your information is very interesting indeed. I have a couple of shots of this bridge but knew very little about it.

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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
12 May 2018 10:56AM
Good grouping 😀😀
12 May 2018 11:00AM
Excellent images
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2018 11:05AM
Wonderful looking set Trev, particularly like V1.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
12 May 2018 11:25AM
Very interesting Trev - hadn't heard of this bridge and wouldn't have guessed that magere meant skinny.
Kate Grin
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
12 May 2018 11:42AM
Interesting intro to this set, Trev, and so well captured: I have seen photos of this bridge elsewhere but did not know all the info that you have provided.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
12 May 2018 12:44PM
Nice set. I'm torn between V's 2 & 3.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2018 2:38PM
Brilliant set Trev, excellent work... Isabel GrinGrin
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
12 May 2018 2:41PM
Great shots Trev. Love the narrative. Not enough people take time to describe their pics.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
12 May 2018 3:49PM
interesting and fine set
The lead for me Trev, interesting narrative.
12 May 2018 10:49PM
An excellent and most interesting set, Trev.
An informative narrative, too.

13 May 2018 10:47AM
Great captures.

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