The Melkwegbridge is an architectural marvel (10 HQ Photos)

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  • mclovin

    this is pretty amazing
    and first lol

  • speaks

    I will find it and I will rocky run the shit out of that bridge

    *da da da daaaaaaaaaaaah*

    • Hucks

      I like you. You know that there's no easy way out, nor is there a shortcut home.

    • Joe

      my brain is broken. all i hear when i read this is the indiana jones theme

  • Andy Valentine

    Who's going to be the first person to try and grind that rail?



    • jordan


  • i8paula

    Too hard to climb the arch when you could walk the lower bridge – fuck cyclists :)

    • Alex

      Say 'fuck cyclists' in the Netherlands, see what happens haha

      • i8paula

        I'm betting theyd either say "ik spreek geen ingels" or ask "who is the farjar?"

  • Unity

    In case u didn't know 'Melkweg' is dutch for 'Milkyway'.

  • Schnizz56

    Proof that smoking too much weed has certain benefits!

  • BigManJones

    …'But the bridge is so interesting I figured it deserved its own post.' You also thought pictures of a man becoming a lady in Russia was interesting enough to get it's own post. Allow to me decide what's interesting.

    • Derek

      You are unequivocally allowed to do so. Opened a post with a premise that you found uninteresting? Close right back out. Boom, disinterest averted.

  • John

    Hahahaha it has :P

  • Takingbackcider

    This is how you build a bridge Russia!

    • superlambchops

      In communist Russia bridge build you.

  • Turbodude

    Incredible? Spectacular? Amazing?…….Bob, you really need to get out more.

  • vacations deals

    its so beautifully and nice picture i really wish to see this on my real eyes.

  • Romano

    What the hell! I grew up in Purmerend, my parents still live there, like a 100meters away, ow sorry yards for you guys… First time i see this bridge is on the chive :P

  • Yak Surfer

    This bridge is pretty cool. I work with bridge designers here n the US and rarely get to be that creative. It's nice to see creative, esthetically pleasing problem solving.

  • nathan

    can boats fit under the bike bridge?

  • niabot

    Unluckily the images don't show why it is practical to build it like that. The lower part can be turned, so that ships can pass. Anyone who doesn't want to wait can walk over the high bridge. ;-)

    • Murph1908

      Thank you! Without this explanation, all it is is a bridge that's extremely sloped for no reason but hubris.

      Figured there muse be a reason why it was designed like it was.

  • ZenkTheTanK

    #4 So they are over there walking across bridges and climbing stairs and riding their bikes EVERYWHERE staying nice and thin…. we are over here taking escalators into LA fitness eating Fried butter and watching Honey Boo Boo.

    • ZenkTheTanK

      Don't get me started on their policies on green and whores

  • Electric Boogalo

    So I need 4-wheel drive to get over this bridge?

    • donalbaine

      No, you need feet.

  • Jrmtiger

    Couldn't have this in 'Merica because it wouldn't be fair for everyone with mobility scooters, and 50 people a day would have a "slip and fall" just to sue someone.

  • Lou

    I like architecture but of a certain type. Where are the boobies?

  • TheVanityScore

    imagine tripping and falling all the way down those stairs… ouch.

  • KinkyJ

    So its a staircase over a river. How does that make it a marvel?

  • thetech2

    how bout ya go fuck yourself

  • Canucks_Rule

    #2 – neato. but wonder how many ppl have tripped on those stairs.

  • ChristOnACracker

    What the FUCK is the point?

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