Bridge control house Walter Süskindbrug
|Address||Nieuwe Herengracht Amstel|
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Replica with construction, roof, window frames and shutters of wood
The wooden Walter Süskindbrug over Nieuwe Herengracht near the Hermitage looks old but was built in 1972. This double-leaf drawbridge is a replica of a bridge type that was common in the sixteenth century. This typically Dutch type of drawbridge is characterized by a sort of wooden gateway, the so-called hameipoort, for pedestrians, cyclists and cars.
Next to the bridge is the control building in a matching historicist style, designed in 1972 by Dirk Sterenberg. The building has off-white painted elevations, the small windows are equipped with canopies and a pointed finial adorns the pyramid-shaped roof. Because the view from the building is restricted, the bridge is operated from a control lectern located outside. (ARCAM/space&matter)