Jeff Bezos’ superyacht will see historic bridge dismantled – BBC News

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Jeff Bezos’ superyacht will see historic bridge dismantled – BBC Information
Rotterdam has confirmed it is going to dismantle a historic bridge to permit a superyacht constructed for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to suit by.

The record-breaking luxurious yacht is being constructed by Dutch agency Oceanco and was linked to Mr Bezos final 12 months.

The vessel is reported to be 417ft (127m) lengthy and too tall to suit by the Koningshaven Bridge.

A spokesman for the mayor confirmed the plan to reporters, with Mr Bezos set to foot the invoice by Oceanco.

Experiences emerged in Dutch media on Tuesday that the center part of the Dutch metropolis’s bridge, identified domestically as De Hef, could be briefly eliminated to permit the 130ft (40m) excessive boat to sail by.

The transfer is controversial as a result of the metal bridge has an extended historical past, and is now a nationwide monument. It beforehand went by a significant renovation which noticed it out of motion from 2014 to 2017, when officers stated it might not be dismantled once more.

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