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Teglværksbroen

Teglværksbroen
Teglværksbroen.jpg
The bridge seen from Teglholmen
Coordinates55°38′51″N 12°33′1″E / 55.64750°N 12.55028°E / 55.64750; 12.55028
CarriesMotor vehicles, pedestrian and bicycle traffic
CrossesTeglværkshavnen
LocaleCopenhagen, Denmark
Characteristics
DesignBascule Bridge
Total length97 metres (318 ft)
Width20 metres (66 ft)
History
DesignerHvidt & Mølgaard
Engineering design byISC A/S
Opened2011

Teglværksbroen is a bascule bridge which connects Sluseholmen to Teglholmen in the South Harbour of Copenhagen, Denmark. It crosses the entrance to the Teglværkshavnen (em. Tileworks Dock) from which it takes its name.

History

The need for the bridge arose when the Sluseholmen and Teglholmen areas came under redevelopment. Its design was the subject of an architectural competition which was won by Hvidt & Mølgaard in 2008. The leaf was manufactured in one 20 by 20 metres piece in Gdańsk, Poland, and installed on the site in January 2011.[1]

Design

The bridge is built to a simple design which heralds that of the older bridges in the Port of Copenhagen. The most distinctive feature of the bridge is two simple and light twin triangles which are illuminated from below at night.

References

  1. ^ "Københavns Venedig får sin egen bro" (in Danish). Politiken. Retrieved 2012-03-26.

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