Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is second on the list of richest people and will soon become the owner of the world’s largest yacht or boat.
But a historic bridge is becoming an obstacle in moving the yacht from where it is being built, and the solution is to break the bridge.
The 417-foot yacht, dubbed the Y721, is worth 400 million British pounds and is being built at the Dutch shipyard Oceano.
But to get to the high seas, he has to pass through the city of Rotterdam, where the historic de hef bridge is blocking his way.
It is not possible to climb Chi from a height of more than 40 meters from this bridge.
The bridge was rebuilt in 2017 and the local council at the time promised it would not be demolished again.
But according to Dutch media, the promise is being broken to cover Jeff Bezos’ yacht, and the cost of breaking and reconnecting the bridge will be borne by Amazon’s founders.
The bridge was built in 1927 and continued to be rebuilt from 2014 to 2017.
Now the shipyard and Jeff Bezos have persuaded the local council to break the bridge again to allow the yacht to pass.
The council has agreed to the request, despite opposition from local historians and citizens.
Marshall Valorins, head of the team working on the project at the shipyard, praised the council’s decision, saying there was no other option and that it was expected that only the upper part of the bridge would be separated.