Info on the bridge:
On June 22nd, 2001, Henk Kroes, the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Vereniging, unveiled the Elfstedenmonument on the Canterlandsebridge made by the artists Maree Blok and Bas Lughthart. The monument contains fourthousand tiles on which the pictures of Elfstedenskaters are shown. The tiles are attached to the bridge. From a distance the tiles show a row of skaters. The Canterlandsebridge is the last bridge the skaters pass before finishing the tour. It is situated on the road between the Friesian villages Gytsjerk en Lekkum. The monument is accessible for visitors.
The 11stedentocht (11 towns tour) is a 200 km speed skating tour.
If you are interested, this is an url with info:
Click on the British flag in the right upper corner.
The tour is very famous in the Netherlands, especially in Friesland of course.
All canals and lakes have to be frozen for some weeks before the tour can take place.
If, there are something like 15000 participants, 100000's of people along the route and the rest of the people before the TV.