The centerpiece of this scenic live webcam view is Erasmus Bridge (Erasmusbrug) over the Nieuwe Maas in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Locally known as "The Swan", this modern bridge designed by Ben van Berkel was opened in 1996. The 800-meter long Erasmus Bridge is an iconic landmark in Rotterdam, featuring a 139-meter high steel pylon, secured with 40 cables. You may see the bridge's location on the map down the page. The HD streaming also presents a great view of the wide Nieuwe Maas, a distributary of the Rhine River, and waterfront sights in the central area of Rotterdam.