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Corner “Wollestraat – Dijver along the river
The Nepomucenus bridge connects the Wolle with the Eeckhoutstraat and connects the Reie with the rei, the so-called Dijver.
The bridge, so-called Grote Eeckhoutbrug since 1282, was erected in 1357 by the Bruges mason Jan Slabbaerd. However, the bridge was already renewed in 1642. The "painter" or burden bearers were given permission in 1421 to build a chapel that was replaced in 1767 by the statue of the saint.
The name change did not happen until 1767. The reason for this is the placement of the statue of Johannes Nepomucenus, the patron saint par excellence and patron of, among others, the drowning men, made by the Bruges sculptor Pieter Pepers senior (1730-1785). On the night of October 6 and 7, 1795, strangers tilted the statue into the water and were replaced on May 1, 1811. A text was then applied to the pedestal. The bridge was lowered and widened in 1859 and in 1950 a metal handrail of 1859 was replaced by stone parapets. The statue was restored in 1980 by A. Goetinck in collaboration with sculptor Pierre Goetinck.

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