Amsterdam is inconceivable without water and bridges. The bridges are seen as an architectural jewel for the city. From 1917 to 1952 "Kramer" was an architect at the Department of Bridges of the Municipal Public Works. In total, around four hundred bridges Kramer has designed, the sculpture which was done mostly by the artist "Hildo Krop". From this relationship numerous works for the city of Amsterdam has arisen.In the areas of urban expansion between the two world wars, bridges and many other places one can find images to "Krop".
I grew up in such an area and I have always liked the statues. This one above is a gate-keeper, at the former "Weesper-gate".
I found an interesting website with pictures of the decorated bridges here