Danish Architecture Guide

Pedestrian and cycle bridge between city and harbour

Imagine that you are standing above the hustle and bustle of the city, with the railway under you, and the panorama of the city's houses and towers spread out before your eyes. In 2015, on both sides you will be able to enjoy views of the harbour, Kongens Have (the King's Garden) and Ålykkeskoven. It will be an elevated bolthole amidst the hubbub of the city, while providing an attractive, new bicycle and pedestrian link. The bridge will provide better connection between the city centre's new network of public spaces and links, and the harbour.

The construction of the pedestrian and cycle bridge is part of the major restructuring of Odense. The harbour is undergoing major development, including Byens Ø (City Island) and the construction of housing, and cultural and service areas. The pedestrian and cycle bridge will be part of a more cohesive city and will provide a closer connection between the harbour and the area north of the railway, and the city. North of the railway, facing Knottesgade, there will be a plaza with approx. 500 parking spaces for bicycles and a car park for staff of the new adult education centre, which is to be built on the waterfront.

There is also a plan for two new bicycle and foot links to the north: a green link between the pedestrian and cycle bridge and Ålykkeskoven; and an urban link via Lerchesgade to the harbour and Byens Ø. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 / By Julie Ingstrup

Last updated Friday, February 14, 2014