Jeff Bezos Set To Demolish Dutch Landmark… Because He Can Afford To

Video: Jeff Bezos’ boat sails across the Rotterdam Bridge (on the way to the shipyard)

Local media reported that the Rotterdam Bridge will be dismantled so that the boat of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos can sail across it. The bridge, which will be dismantled, is called the Koningshavenbrug, and is known to locals as De Hef. It was renovated in 2017 and the board at the time promised never to dismantle it again.

local broadcaster estuary of the Rhine He said on Wednesday that that pledge was set to be broken to allow the passage of Bezos’ yacht, which is still under construction. The bridge, which was laid over the river in 1927, is an important part of the city’s history and was badly damaged during the bombing of Rotterdam in May 1940.

according to Rotterdam pages“In Rotterdam, the Koningshavn Bridge is mostly known as De Hef. Because it is a lift bridge from 1927. The De Hef part stands for the lift.”

In fact from 1877 until 1927 the Königshafenborg Bridge in Rotterdam was a swing bridge causing a smaller lane. As a result of the collision of ships with several bridge columns. With the last collision in 1918. Hence the decision of Engineer B. Rotterdam pages Add.

Rotterdam pages He adds: “During World War II, the De Hef train in Rotterdam was damaged and repaired for trains. Nowadays the bridge is a monument. The lifting part is 52 meters long and moves upwards 45 meters. The bridges on the Neue Maas still date back to 1877.” The highest point of the bridge is at a height of 70 metres.

The bridge is now a protected monument. But in this age of global shipping, nothing seems to be safe from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos: Dutch News.nl According to the report, “Bezos’ three-masted yacht is being built by the Oceano shipyard in Alblasserdam but is too large to pass under the bridge when the central portion is raised to its full height.”

“Now Oshino and Bezos have reached out to the board about temporarily dismantling the bridge at their expense.”

Dutch News.nl The announcer cites estuary of the Rhine, who claimed city officials were willing to dismantle the bridge, despite resistance from local history experts. according to Dutch News.nl“Jobs are important, but there are limits to what you can and should do with our industrial heritage,” said Ton Weslink of the Local History Society Gynotchapp Rotirodamum.

Dutch News.nl It also reported that “Project Leader Marcel Walrvens said: ‘It’s about a ship with high masts that can’t pass over the bridge. The only alternative is to take out the middle section,” and that he hopes to remove the middle section of the bridge for just one day, if the project is undertaken with sufficient preparation.

Bezos’ 127-meter boat will be the largest in the world, international boats reports.

Reddit comments in the thread r/worldnews.

employment redditThere were quite a few negative outcomes of the project, with members of the r/worldnews community writing comments like “Promises are cheap” and “I wish everyone in that city would line up on the riverbank and spray this damn boat with paintball.”

Another wrote: “How many of you would buy a mega yacht if you had Bezos money? He’s just too flashy. Does he have enough friends to throw a party? Is it just him, his wife, and the crew there?”

“Maybe I had a sailboat or something, but I feel you have to be a donkey to buy a yacht.”

Others blamed the government: “So they rebuilt a bridge and blocked access to one of their own shipbuilding companies. Is it the customer’s fault?”

Meanwhile, others blamed the shipyard: “It seems like the shipyard’s fault. They never should have taken the contract if they knew they couldn’t get the ship out of the yard without dismantling the bridge. Local authorities should say no, and leave the dockyard.” Shipbuilding stuck in a yacht they can’t hand it over to its new owner.”

Another opinion: “Maybe they checked with any agency while they were discussing the contract, or during negotiation. The agency gave them a price for what it would cost them to remove and return any parts of the bridge, and they took that into account.”

“Or they did and they were hoping, knowing they had a lot of money to pay any cost. It’s a day’s worth of ‘disassembly’ and rebuilding, it doesn’t change much.”

Time will tell. In the meantime, check out these other whimsical stories of luxury yachts, or check out these wild shots of a mega yacht pressing the pie of thin Dutch canals.

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