Malmskillnadsbron

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Night view of Kungsgatan centred on Malmskillnadsbron and Kungstornen.

Malmskillnadsbron (Swedish: "The Malmskillnad Bridge") is an arch bridge in central Stockholm, Sweden. It takes the street Malmskillnadsgatan over Kungsgatan ("The King's Street") flanked on its east side by two Art Deco towers called Kungstornen ("The King's Towers"). For an explanation of Malmskillnad, see Malmskillnadsgatan.

Built in connection with the excavation of the Brunkebergsåsen for Kungsgatan, Malmskillnadsbron was inaugurated in 1911, one year after the completion of the parallel bridge taking Regeringsgatan ("The Government Street") over Kungsgatan, circumstantially called Regeringsgatans viadukt över Kungsgatan, "The Bridge of Regeringsgatan over Kungsgatan", and, more popularly, Regeringsgatans bro, Bridge of Regeringsgatan.[1]

The bridge is a reinforced concrete three-hinged arch bridge dressed in granite slabs. The vault is entirely filled and supported on both sides by concrete walls perpendicular to Kungsgatan. The span is 24 metres, the width of 9,05 metres between the railings, and the bridge has a 5,55 metres wide roadway originally dressed in cobblestones. [1]

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  1. ^ a b Dufwa, Arne (1985). "Broar och viadukter: Malmskillnadsgatans viadukt över Kungsgatan". Stockholms tekniska historia: Trafik, broar, tunnelbanor, gator. Uppsala: Stockholms gatukontor and Kommittén för Stockholmsforskning. p. 201. ISBN 91-38-08725-1. 

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Coordinates: 59°20′9″N 18°3′55.78″E / 59.33583°N 18.0654944°E / 59.33583; 18.0654944