Bridge 294

Bridge 294

Bridge 294. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (James Walker)


Official numberBRU0294
Running alongOosterdokskade
Running overOpen Havenfront


Bridge 294 was a fixed bridge connecting the busy thoroughfare of Prins Hendrikkade with the Oosterdokskade in central Amsterdam.

Amid the large-scale (and ongoing) renovation of Oosterdokseiland, which included the development of the city’s new Central Library, along with apartments, offices and retail units, city planners took the decision to demolish the bridge – and indeed the entire Oosterdoksdam, on which its foundations were laid – at the turn of the 21st century.

Traffic was diverted across the newly-installed Odebrug (Bridge 2358) in 2002, and demolition of Bridge 294 commenced in February 2015.

As of October 2016, the bridge has disappeared without a trace. The excavation of Oosterdoksdam continues.

Bridge 294. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (James Walker)

The demolition of Bridge 294 started in February 2015

Bridge 73. Copyright: Bridges of Amsterdam (James Walker)

Reduced to rubble

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