Did you know that the fictional bridges on the Euro banknotes were actually made a reality in the Netherlands? In Tom Scott’s latest “Things You Might Not Know” video, he tells the story of how the seven bridges came to be constructed in the town of Spijkenisse.
Each of the Euro banknotes features a bridge representative of different artistic periods in Europe, spanning Classical to Modern 20th century architecture styles. In order to not exclude any countries from the currency, the designs were not based on actual bridges. Yet in 2011, artist Robin Stam began a project to bring the bridges to life, maintaining their bright colors and architectural styles. Watch the video above to learn more about the project.