Bridge 1914

Witte Katbrug

Bridge 1914. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (James Walker)

SPECIFICATIONS

Official nameWitte Katbrug
Official numberBRU1914
TypeBeam
FunctionPedestrian-Bicycle-Scooter
Running alongJacob Burggraafstraat
Running overKattenburgervaart
DistrictCentrum
Owner/operatorDienst Binnenstad

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NOTES

Bridge 1914, Witte Katbrug, is a multi-span beam bridge located northeast of Amsterdam’s city centre. The deck consists of three steel beams, which are connected in an angular arch and supported by concrete piers and abutments.

The name Witte Katbrug is a portmanteau derived from the two man-made islands that are connected by the bridge – the Wittenburg and the Kattenburg. Together with the Oostenburg, these three islands form the Oostelijke Eilanden neighbourhood of Amsterdam, which rose to become a prominent warehousing district in the late 17th century.

Unlike its counterpart in the west, many of the original warehouses in the Oostelijke Eilanden (particularly the Wittenburg and the Kattenburg) have been demolished. And although Bridge 1914 bears a stark contrast to those around the Nine Streets or Prinseneiland, its stripped-down, utilitarian design is in keeping with the modern housing blocks that line the Wittenburgerkade.

Bridge 1914, Witte Katbrug. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (James Walker)


Bridge 1914, Witte Katbrug. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (James Walker)


Bridge 1914, Witte Katbrug. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (James Walker)


Bridge 1914, Witte Katbrug. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (James Walker)

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