One of the coolest looking bridges in Rotterdam is the Erasmus Bridge. This 800 meter long bridge is also know as ‘The Swan” probably due to the way it looks. The bridge connects the northern and southern parts of Rotterdam. The bridge originally opened in 1996 which makes it pretty new in todays standards. It was designed by Ben Van Berkel. Along one side of the bridge you can get a great view of its span across both sides. It is a beautifully designed bridge which is very modern looking and pleasing to the eye. You can reach it from just the orher side of the Maritime museum.