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Archive 2017

Grasbrug Gent

Second picture of the same day

The Grasbrug is a metal swing bridge over the Leie in the Belgian city of Ghent.

It connects the Graslei via the intersection of the Pensmarkt and Hooiaard with the Korenlei via the intersection of the Drabstraat and the Jan Breydelstraat.
The names that this bridge was given are a reference to the marshy banks that were used as a watering place for cattle. Both Graslei and Hooiaard refer to the old state of the environment.
During the 14th century, fortified banks and cobbled quays ensured a strong development of this inland port.
A stone bridge with three passages appeared here between 1424 and 1426. In 1489 there were 2 houses on either side of the bridge that were demolished in 1751.
Toll was levied on all merchandise that entered Ghent. The Grasbrug was therefore the place where this toll, also known as the "toll of Aishove" (depending on the lending court of Oudburg in Ghent), was applied. This bridge remained under Grafical jurisdiction until the 18th century

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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19/08/2017 11:50:50
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