The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, launched the creation of the largest yacht in the world, however, things have become complicated for the billionaire, the boat cannot leave the place where it is being built, in Rotterdam, so it is believes that part of the historic Koningshaven Bridge is going to be dismantled.
The city authorities have not yet authorized it, but the possibility that the national monument will be dismantled has caused great controversy. At the time, the city council promised not to touch the structure again, restored in 2017.
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The protest comes after Rotterdam said it would temporarily dismantle a historic bridge (rebuilt after being bombed by Nazis) for the $480M boat to pass. pic.twitter.com/iuMA3buoWV
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However, and according to the president of the Rotterdam Historical Society, Tom Wesselink, he would have agreed to its dismantling to allow the passage of the yacht. An accusation that the mayor, Ahmed Aboutaleb, has denied.
Speaking to CBS, Aboutaleb said that so far no petition to dismantle the bridge has been filed with the city council. Along these lines, the local government spokesman declared:
“The company that is building the ship has not applied for any permit, so for the moment this is not a problem. When they ask us for the permit, we will decide whether to approve it or not, and What“.
At the moment, according to the city council, its officials have been in contact with the custom yacht builder Oceanco and only know that “there is a great ship that has to cross the ocean one day“.
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As if this were not enough, the yacht’s departure to sea, scheduled for this summer, has another obstacle. Some locals have been against the Koningshaven Bridge, completed in 1927, being altered. According to WionNews, more than 1,200 people have gathered on Facebook to organize a protest. It has the objective of:
“throwing rotten eggs en masse at Jeff Bezos’s superyacht when he sails through the Hef in Rotterdam“.