A historic Rotterdam bridge will be dismantled to allow for Jeff Bezos’s megayacht

Media reports of a request to temporarily dismantle the middle section of Rotterdam’s iconic Koningshavenbrug, a first-of-its-kind for Europe railway lift bridge that first opened in 1927 and was subsequently restored after the May 14, 1940, bombardment of the Dutch city by German forces, have been greeted with groans and eye-rolling from Rotterdammers along with criticism from local historians—and the backlash largely has to do with why the bridge, locally known as De Hef, will likely be taken apart.

Just outside of Rotterdam in the municipality Alblasserdam, custom yacht builder Oceanco is finishing up work on its latest creation: a three-masted beast of a

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