Copenhagen’s new high-elevation pedestrian bridge

Not designed for cyclists and pedestrians who have a fear of heights, Copenhagen’s new commuter bridge runs between two of the cities skyscrapers at an elevation of 213 feet. Architect Stephen Holl designed the Copenhagen Gate project in 2008, and construction will begin in 2016. The new construction will save pedestrians and cyclists the 2.2 kilometer commute of traveling around the water’s edge.

Each tower has elevators to transport pedestrians and cyclists to the bridge level. The bridge’s suspension system is split between each tower, and the halves meet at a seemingly disjointed midpoint. The architect explains: “Due to the site geometry, these bridges meet at an angle, joining like a handshake over the harbor.”



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