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Lille Langebro Bridge opens to the public

14/08/2019

Today (14th August 2019) the Municipality of Copenhagen celebrated the opening of its latest bridge across the harbour – the Lille Langebro (Little Langebro). The project was funded by Realdania as a gift to the city. The bridge is a twin swing pedestrian and cycle bridge located next to the iconic Langebro (hence the new bridge’s name of Little Langebro). The bridge provides a new low level pedestrian and cycle link between Voldgade and Langebrogade further improving these connections. It is anticipated that around 10,000 pedestrians and cyclists will use the bridge each day.

Official Opening of Lille Langebro

Official Opening of Lille Langebro

Eadon Consulting carried out the detailed concept design of the bridge operating equipment as part of a competition winning design team consisting of Buro Happold, Wilkinson Eyre, Niras and Urban Agency. The bridge was built by a joint venture of Hollandia and Mobilis DK.

Lille Langebro pedestrian swing bridge open

Lille Langebro pedestrian swing bridge open

The highly architectural form was selected to sit unobtrusively next to the neighbouring Langebro Bridge with the triangular edge beams warping from a shallow triangle at the quaysides to a taller section at the centre. A key innovation on this project, and one that Eadon Consulting provided significant technical input into is the unique moment connection. This mechanical joint between the two moving spans enables the structural section at the centre to be kept low for both navigation purposes and also to allow views up and down the harbour.

To find out more about the project visit our project page or find out more about our bridge work here.

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