04 september 1996 - ERASMUS BRIDGE OPENED BY QUEEN BEATRIX Den Haag – Queen Beatrix opens on 4 september 1996 Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. The striking bridge with an angled pylon soon nicknamed the Swan. The pylon is 139 meters high and designed by architect Ben Berkel. share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.