Zeeland Bridge

The Zeeland Bridge (Dutch: Zeelandbrug) is the longest bridge in the Netherlands. The bridge spans the Oosterschelde estuary. It connects the islands of Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland in the province of Zeeland.

Zeeland Bridge
Coordinates51°36′40″N 3°53′23″E
CrossesOosterschelde estuary
LocaleSchouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland
Total length5,022 metres
No. of spans50
Construction start1963
Construction end1965
Zeeland Bridge
Location in Netherlands

The Zeeland Bridge was built between 1963 and 1965. At the time of its completion, it was the longest bridge in Europe. It has a total length of 5,022 metres, and consists of 48 spans of 95 metres, 2 spans of 72.5 metres and a movable bridge with a width of 40 metres.

The province of Zeeland borrowed the money for the construction of the bridge. The loan was repaid by levying tolls for the first 24 years.[1]


Preceded by
Saratov Bridge
Europe’s longest bridge
1965 – 1972
Succeeded by
Öland Bridge

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