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Bryggebroen

Bryggebroen
Bryggebroen Havneholmen.JPG
Coordinates55°39′41.5″N 12°34′0.0″E / 55.661528°N 12.566667°E / 55.661528; 12.566667
CarriesPedestrian and bicycle traffic
CrossesCopenhagen Harbour
LocaleIslands Brygge
Havneholmen
Characteristics
Designsteel structure
Total length190 metres (620 ft)
Width5.5 metres (18 ft)
Clearance below5.45 metres (17.9 ft)
History
DesignerDissing + Weitling[1]
OpenedSeptember 14, 2006

Bryggebroen (lit.: The Quay Bridge) is one of the new bicycle/pedestrian bridges[2] in Copenhagen inner harbour and is a 190 metres (620 ft) combined pedestrian and bicyclist bridge directed east-west.[3] The bridge is joined to Kalvebod Brygge and Cykelslangen bridge (west) and Islands Brygge (east) and thus connects Vesterbro on Zealand and Amager. The bridge has become a popular place for attaching love padlocks.[4][5]

The bridge which opened to public on 14 September 2006 is 5.5 metres (18 ft) wide, divided by a pedestrian path and cycling path and constructed as a swing bridge to allow larger sailing vessels to pass.[6]

The name of the bridge was among the suggestions in a naming project organized by the Danish daily Politiken in which more than 200 suggestions were submitted. The name Bryggebroen was elected by the newspaper as the winner because it connects the two quays (lit.: brygger) Islands Brygge and Kalvebod Brygge. The Copenhagen street name committee then accepted the name and it became official.[7]

When the bridge was opened, the area surrounding it was still a construction site which created a need for a construction of a temporary wooden bridge on the west side. Also, it was necessary to create a temporary path, south of the shopping mall Fisketorvet. Both construction resulting in additional expenses of approx. DKK 8 mio. (approx. EUR 1 mio.).[8][9]

References

  1. ^ "Bryggebroen" Archived September 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Dissing+Weitling Architecture, www.dw.dk, retrieved 8 August 2009
  2. ^ "Første bro i 50 år". Copenhagen X. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  3. ^ "Now, cycling in Copenhagen can be an even greener experience" Copenhagen Post. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  4. ^ Behrendtzen, Stine (2010-10-08). "Kærlig tendens låser sig fast til havnebro". Politiken (in Danish). Retrieved 2012-03-22.
  5. ^ "Copenhagen 'love locks' to stay, unlike in Paris" The Local Denmark. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  6. ^ "Public Works: Copenhagen’s Bicycle Skyway Makes Riding Safe and Convenient" Torontoist. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  7. ^ "Brygggebroen". Dansk Arkitektur Center. 4 September 2012. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  8. ^ bryggebladet.dk, 7 2007 Om de midlertidige adgangsveje (in Danish)
  9. ^ www2.kk.dk Københavns kommune om ekstrabevilling til Bryggebroen (in Danish)