Category Archives: Bridges

Copenhagen: Under Knippels Bridge

You could be forgiven for confusing the name Rosforth & Rosforth with some illustrious Scottish lawyers firm, housed in prudent offices in Edinburgh’s Haymarket rather than the hip wine enthusiasts providing Copenhagen with biodynamic and organic wines from under the city’s very own Knippels Bridge. Since 2001, this novel location, literally on Copenhagen’s waterfront, has been supplying the […]
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Copenhagen’s Lungs: Amager Nature Park

Amager, Øresund’s largest island, droops from mainland Copenhagen like some emerald earring, attached, but not quite. Today, Amager is linked by 5 bridges, soon to be 6, to its more prominent neighbor.  When I arrived in Copenhagen in the early 1980’s, Amager  was ironically labeled as “lorteøen – Shit island”, not only a historical reference […]
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Copenhagen´s New Icon: The Circle Bridge

Copenhagen’s latest contribution to it’s harbor’s bridges, The Circle Bridge, officially opened yesterday to a fanfare fit for kings. This majestic and playful construction harmonizes beautifully with Copenhagen’s maritime tradition and yet it is so much more. The creator of this unique construction, the artist Olafur Eliasson, has provided Copenhagen with not only a passage linking […]
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A Bridge Not Too Far

Standing on Dyssebroen, a pedestrian and bicycle bridge, that connects urban and rural Christiania, I´m looking desperately for Copenhagen’s skyline. The only visible trace of the city’s contour is the twisted spire of one of Copenhagen’s most recognizable landmarks, Our Saviour’s Church. It dawns on me that I have never stood here before. A sense of familiarity and foreign at the […]
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A Snake that Bikes

As we wait patiently for the completion of another unique waterfront construction, The Circle Bridge, designed by the Icelandic and Danish artist, Olafur Eliasson, we can ponder and marvel at how Copenhagen’s cyclists have taken to the harbor’s latest innovative project, The Bicycle Snake. Before the opening this ingenious link between two of Copenhagen’s thriving districts […]
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