Hollandse Brug

Coordinates: 52°19′30″N 5°08′17″E / 52.325°N 5.138°E / 52.325; 5.138

The Hollandse Brug is a bridge structure that crosses the Gooimeer and the IJmeer in the Netherlands.[2] The bridge carries both the Flevolijn heavy rail railway and the A6 motorway, plus a cycleway and footway.[citation needed]

Hollandse Brug
Flevoland from the plane retouched.jpg
Southeastern Flevoland as viewed from the air. The Hollandse Brug can be seen in the lower left.
Coordinates52°19′32″N 5°08′20″E / 52.32556°N 5.13889°E / 52.32556; 5.13889
CarriesA6, Flevolijn
CrossesGooimeer and IJmeer
LocaleNetherlands
History
Opened1969[1]
Location

History and importanceEdit

The bridge opened on June 4, 1969 (1969-06-04)[1] and, since then, has been the main link between the Randstad (the conurbanation including Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam) and the province of Flevoland, including its two largest cities Almere and Lelystad. In 1987,[citation needed] the bridge carrying the Flevolijn railway between Weesp and Almere Buiten was opened adjacent to the Hollandse Brug.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stadsarchief Almere. "Brug tussen oud en nieuw" (in Dutch). Geheugen van Almere. Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
  2. ^ The Hollandse Brug forms the border between the Gooimeer and the IJmeer. The Gooimeer is defined as the water between the bridge and the next major bridge further south, the Stichtse Brug; the IJmeer's reach is defined as the water northwest of the Hollandse Brug.