Magere Brug (“Skinny Bridge”), Amsterdam
Magere Brug (“Skinny Bridge”) over Amstel River, Amsterdam.
The first bridge at this site was built in 1691, with various replacements over the years. Once too narrow for two pedestrians to pass, hence the name, it was eventually widened in 1871. Local legend says the bridge was named after the magere zussen (skinny sisters), who lived on opposite sides of the river and had it built to make it easier to visit one another.