Bridge control house Kinkerbrug

Kinkerstraat - Kostverlorenvaart
Pieter Lodewijk Kramer
Publieke Werken
Gemeente Amsterdam

Bascule bridge and control house in Amsterdam School style

The Kinker house at the Kinkerbrug dates from 1936 and is typical of Kramer’s work. It is strongly reminiscent of the Van Hall house (N171). Its positioning, in the ‘elbow’ of the bridge, is more or less the same and here too, the white window frames project from the brickwork and extend around the corners. The windows are horizontal in shape on both the north and south sides, so that the bridgemaster has a view of the Kinkerbrug to the left and of the Kostverlorenvaart to the right. (ARCAM/space&matter)