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One of the 3 cast-iron bridges of Schiedam and this one dates back to 1860. They're the oldest examples of these kind of bridges in the Netherlands.The name Appelmarktbrug refers probably to the time when the Appelmarkt was used as such. And this bridge led to that market (which you can find before the community museum)
When ships need to pass htis bridge, it is hauled up by 2 bridge gaurds by hand. Must be a heavy job to do i'm sure. But it sure is a pittoresque sight.
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