The official opening of the Erasmus Bridge took place on the 4th of September 1996. The cable-stayed bridge, designed by architect Ben van Berkel, soon became popularly known as 'The Swan'. Queen Beatrix travelled to Rotterdam for the official opening of this second bridge (the Willemsbrug being the first) across the Nieuwe Maas river in Rotterdam. It was a festive occasion, crammed with performances and activities. The RET entrusted tram conductor Kees van der Stel with the auspicious task of making the first tram ride across the bridge, with Queen Beatrix as passenger of honour.

1996; A ROYAL OPENING.

By Stadsarchief: Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Rotterdam

The official opening of the Erasmus Bridge took place on the 4th of September 1996. The cable-stayed bridge, designed by architect Ben van Berkel, soon became popularly known as 'The Swan'. Queen Beatrix travelled to Rotterdam for the official opening of this second bridge (the Willemsbrug being the first) across the Nieuwe Maas river in Rotterdam. It was a festive occasion, crammed with performances and activities. The RET entrusted tram conductor Kees van der Stel with the auspicious task of making the first tram ride across the bridge, with Queen Beatrix as passenger of honour.

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