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Project 365 - Day 15

I had an interview with a recruitment agency this morning, so I woke up early and took the recently extended metro into Rotterdam (The Hague has no metro system; but Rotterdam's had one since the 70s. Last year, their E line was extended to The Hague Central Station). It turned out the agency's office is situated on the right bank of the river Meuse, and afforded a good view of the 1996 Erasmusbrug, which is referred to locally as 'De Zwaan' (i.e., the swan). It's one of the best known bridges in The Netherlands, mainly because shortly after its opening, it had to be closed down again for modification: its original design caused it to start swaying in a combination of wind (force 6 on the Beaufort scale) and rain.



As to my interview, the recruiter told me she would get back to me this afternoon (she was going to meet with her client after I left), but she hasn't...so I think I may have had a wasted journey.

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enigmaticblues
Mar. 5th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
*hugs* And good luck!
gamiila
Mar. 6th, 2012 07:48 am (UTC)
Thanks!
curiouswombat
Mar. 5th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
mainly because shortly after its opening, it had to be closed down again for modification: its original design caused it to start swaying in a combination of wind (force 6 on the Beaufort scale) and rain.

It seems to be something of a habit with modern bridges, that!
gamiila
Mar. 6th, 2012 07:50 am (UTC)
When the Millennium Footbridge developed a similar fault, I remember thinking "Yay! We're not the only idiots who can't build bridges properly!" ;-)
suze2000
Mar. 6th, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
What a lovely bridge; pity they didn't think it through properly. There was a disaster here in the 70s when the West Gate Bridge collapsed because of poor design.

I hope you're wrong about the recruiter, but I remain convinced that something will come up.
gamiila
Mar. 6th, 2012 07:54 am (UTC)
It's the arrogance of architects, believing they can try their hand at civil engineering projects w/o a proper understanding of the intricacies involved.
Or something.

Perhaps she'll call today. We'll see.
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