Inner Harbour Bridge, Denmark

  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Cezary Bednarski
  • © Jasper Carlberg
  • © Jasper Carlberg
  • © Jasper Carlberg
  • © Jasper Carlberg

Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

Denmark

Local Authority Area

Not in UK/ROI

Information about this scheme

A 250m opening pedestrian/cycle bridge crossing Copenhagen's Inner Harbour, creating a 50m wide navigation channel with unique horizontally sliding decks. This subtly understated bridge is the key component of a scheme to improve pedestrian and cycle traffic links between the heart of the city and the Opera House. The bridge is an object of urban acupuncture that was critically needed to rationalise the flow of urban energies in Copenhagen. In addition to reducing commuting time for cyclists and pedestrians, the bridge’s unique sliding action has already become a popular city attraction. The bridge’s main attraction is in the viewing-resting platforms, where people can stand at the edge of the navigation channel, even when the bridge is open for navigation. Since its opening in August 2016, the bridge has been used daily by over 10,000 cyclists and over 20,000 pedestrians.

Credits

Structural Engineer

COWI UK Limited (previously Flint & Neill)

Architect

Studio Bednarski

Other

(Client / Project Manager / Site Agent) KĂžbenhavns Kommune

M&E Engineers

Hardesty & Hanover

Lighting Consultant

Speirs and Major Associates

Funding Partner

The A.P. Moller Foundation

Primary Use Class

Class E1b - Bridges/Tunnels