The Slauerhoff Bridge in the Netherlands will blow your mind

Contraption swings section of road in and out of place


The Slauerhoffbrug (or Slauerhoff Bridge) is a fully automatic bascule bridge in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands.

It uses two arms to swing a section of road in and out of place within the road itself and is named after the writer and poet J. Slauerhoff.

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The underside of the bridge is painted in the colors of the coat of arms and flag of Leeuwarden: blue and yellow. Absolutely incredible!