Panorama taken on a dedicated bridge for bicycles and pedestrians in Beernem, Belgium. The bridge is heavily used by bicyclists and is designed to be a shorter, but especially safer and more comfortable, route between Beerne-Centrum, on one side of the canal to Beernem-station, on the other side of the canal.
The canal that is being crossed connects Brugge, to the North-West of the bridge, with Gent, to the South-East of the bridge. From the bridge, you can also see a yacht-harbour, a pleasant place for a stop-over when travelling on the waterways of Belgium.
Belgium is a country in northwest Europe. Founding member of the European Union, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres and has a population of about 10.7 million. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, it was a prosperous centre of commerce and culture. Upon its independence, Belgium eagerly participated in the Industrial Revolution and, at the end of the nineteenth century, possessed several colonies in Africa. Today, Belgium's strongly globalized economy and its transportation infrastructure are integrated with the rest of Europe. Its location at the heart of a highly industrialized region helps made it 2007 the world's 15th largest trading nation. Cultural life is nowadays concentrated within each language community and a variety of barriers have made a shared cultural sphere less pronounced. Anyway, the region corresponding to today's Belgium has seen the flourishing of major artistic movements that have had tremendous influence on European art and culture. Text extracted from wikipedia.