Incidentally I found this challenge when I was scrolling down my notification. It’s very interesting and I have got several photos related to this challenge. Let me tell you something about this bridge…I visited it when along with my friends walking inside Jakarta Old Town. Everything old is always interesting as it reflects our past which should be memorized and preserved…bitter or sweet. This Kota Intan bridge…or Kota Intan Drawbridge. It is located on the way to Bahari Museum and after Toko Merah. It was built in 1628 by VOC and thereafter changed several times in names. Initially it was called Engelse Brug (English bridge) as it connected the Dutch Fort and England Fort located at Kali Besar Canal, and it was broken in 1628 and 1629 as Mataram and Banten Sultanates attacked Batavia castle.
In 1630, it was rebuilt under the name De Hoender Pasarbrug (Chicken Market Bridge) as it was close to chicken market. Wilhelmina brug (until 1938) and Ophalsbrug Juliana (1938). Finally it has got its last name as Kota Intan because of its proximity to Diamant Bastion.
It has been stated as cultural heritage since 1972 by Jakarta governor. Feel the Dutch colonial era sensation by visiting this bridge.
Maybe the canal is not clean at all, but just see its history because, whether bitter sweet…that’s reality.
I hope you’ll like it..