National Geographic : 1940 Feb
©K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines THROUGH ROTTERDAM'S LIQUID HIGHWAYS FLOWS WATER FROM THE RHINE, WHICH FRAYS OUT LIKE AROPE END AFTER IT LEAVES GERMANY Across this railway bridge, spanning the New Maas, roar the expresses which connect western Netherlands with Brussels and Paris. Noordereiland, anartificial island lying between the waterways, was made of mud dredged from the channels. A part of Rotterdam, the country's second largest city, about the size ofWashington, D.C., lies in the background; and Feijenoord, a suburb, in the foreground.