Ypsilon (bridge)

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Ypsilon Bridge
Ypsilonbrua
Ypsilon-01.jpg
The Ypsilon Bridge seen from the Strømsø side
Coordinates59°44′40″N 10°11′43″E / 59.744396°N 10.195313°E / 59.744396; 10.195313
CarriesPedestrians, cyclists
CrossesDrammenselva
LocaleDrammen, Norway
Characteristics
DesignCable-stayed bridge
MaterialSteel
Height47 meters
Longest span90 meters
No. of spans3
Piers in water1
Clearance below6 meters
History
DesignerArne Eggen
Opened2008
The Ypsilon Bridge seen from the Bragernes side
Close-up image
The Ypsilon Bridge seen from the Strømsø side

The Ypsilon Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over Drammenselva in Drammen, Norway.[1]

The pedestrian bridge connects Kunnskapsparken, the science park of Grønland in Drammen with the city park on Bragernes. The bridge was designed by the firm of Arne Eggen Architects. The three-way bridge has been given the name "Ypsilon" due to its special form – from the air it looks like a Y, with one abutment on the Strømsø side and two at the Bragernes side. The project was co-funded by the municipality of Drammen and Kunnskapsparken AS. Kunnskapsparken accommodates the libraries of the Buskerud University College, the public library of Drammen, and the Buskerud Regional Library.[2]

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