The Erasmus Bridge (Dutch: Erasmusbrug) is a combined cable-stayed and bascule bridge across the Nieuwe Maas, connecting the north and south parts of the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The ft) bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel and completed in
Zadkine - Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The statue symbolizes the destruction of Rotterdam by German bombs in WWII.The center (heart) of Rotterdam was destroyed entirely. The statue's hole in the middle, symbolizes the 'missing heart of the city'.