Mathenesser Bridge

Unveiling bridge poem Mathenesserbrug

The bottom of the Mathenesser Bridge in Rotterdam is embellished with a poem by former city poet Daniel Dee. This is an initiative of The Search for the Sparkle Foundation, with the ambition to beautify 10 bridges over the Delfshavense Schie in Delfshaven and Overschie in Rotterdam with poetry by Rotterdam poets. While waiting, motorists, cyclists and walkers can read poems on the underside, on or near the bridge.

The first bridge poem will be officially presented to Delfshaven and the city on Friday 3 May from 17.00 p.m. to 19.00 p.m. The design is by Bart Oppenheimer.

17: 00 - 17: 30 festive, musical reception at Mathenesserbrug
17: 30 - 18: 00 starting program with:

- Tsead Bruinja, Poet Laureate
- Daniël Dee, poet bridge poem
- Jiske Peeves, the Search for Brilliance
- Alderman Arjan van Gils nms Aldermen Kasmi

18: 00 - 18: 15 official opening bridge
18: 15 - 19: 00 closing with music, tea and snacks at Meram restaurant

Music by saxophonist Loek van den Berg & friends.

Photo: Paul van der Blom Photography

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