Bryggebroen was the first new bridge across the Copenhagen harbour for 50 years. It is a 190-metre-long, 5.5-metre-wide bridge reserved for pedestrians and cyclists only. About 5,000 people use the bridge on a daily basis, shaving several minutes off their daily commute.
The bridge is characterised by architectural simplicity. A gently curved steel structure reminiscent of a backbone suspended between two piers. The bridge can be opened for passing ships by swinging aside one of the spans. Light fixtures in the railings create a luminous band across the harbour at night, softly illuminating the bridge.
The architects are also responsible for the two largest bridge-projects in Danish history; the bridges across Øresund (connecting Denmark and Sweden) and Storbælt.
Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014