Bryggebroen

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Bryggebroen
Bryggebroen Havneholmen.JPG
Carries Pedestrian and bicycle traffic
Crosses Copenhagen Harbour
Locale Islands Brygge
Havneholmen
Designer Dissing + Weitling[1]
Design steel structure
Total length 190 metres (620 ft)
Width 5.5 metres (18 ft)
Clearance below 5.45 metres (17.9 ft)
Opened September 14, 2006
Coordinates 55°39′41.5″N 12°34′0.0″E / 55.661528°N 12.566667°E / 55.661528; 12.566667

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

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.

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.[4]

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.).[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bryggebroen", Dissing+Weitling Architecture, www.dw.dk, retrieved 8 August 2009
  2. ^ "Første bro i 50 år". Copenhagen X. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  3. ^ Behrendtzen, Stine (2010-10-08). "Kærlig tendens låser sig fast til havnebro". Politiken (in Danish). Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Brygggebroen". Dansk Arkitektur Center. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  5. ^ bryggebladet.dk, 7 2007 Om de midlertidige adgangsveje (Danish)
  6. ^ www2.kk.dk Københavns kommune om ekstrabevilling til Bryggebroen (Danish)