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Maker of Bezos’s Superyacht Retracts Request to Dismantle Bridge

  • Historic Rotterdam bridge to be left intact, at least for now
  • Proposal to take apart the span has caused a stir among locals
Koninginnebrug (Queen’s Bridge) in Rotterdam, commonly known as “De Hef.”  
Koninginnebrug (Queen’s Bridge) in Rotterdam, commonly known as “De Hef.”  Photographer: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

A historic Rotterdam bridge that needed to be dismantled for billionaire Jeff Bezos’s new superyacht will be left intact -- at least for now.

The company building the world’s largest sailing yacht for the Amazon.com Inc. co-founder informed Rotterdam City Council that it won’t request the dismantling of the lift bridge De Hef, according to two council members.