What Jeff Bezos’ super yacht, historic architecture and rotten eggs have in common
Luckily for anyone with a sense of humor who wouldn’t mind seeing the billionaire take an egg in the face, Bezos will likely win this fight. In addition, the municipal project manager, Marcel Walravens, announced that the complicated construction project will move forward for logistical and economic reasons. The economic reasons he refers to are unknown, but with Jeff Bezos footing the bill, they’ll likely be pretty compelling.
However, none of this has been confirmed yet, which makes the decision whether or not to dismantle the bridge a little tricky, especially since dismantling it can cause permanent damage to the structure.
Whether or not the bridge sustains long-term damage, residents vow to show up at the bridge with cartons of rotten eggs. The only problem is: according to braked, the egg would have to travel more than 200 feet to hit the hull of the yacht, which isn’t impossible, but it isn’t easy. Hopefully, past and present athletes with impressive throwing abilities will show up armed with eggs.
De Hef is not currently in use as it was replaced by a tunnel and finally decommissioned in 1994. That doesn’t mean it’s not an architectural treasure worthy of being left alone for the rest of time. Perhaps the only silver lining to its temporary deconstruction is photos of Jeff Bezos’ new yacht covered in the putrid stench of rotten eggs courtesy of the people of Rotterdam. Sadly, for now, the small European town won’t know the fate of its beloved bridge for a few months, but until then, it’s making extra stops at the store to buy eggs.