Preliminary analysis for a new bridge between Nordre Toldbod and Refshaleøen awarded

September 10, 2021

Dissing+Weitling and COWI have been awarded the task of preparing a preliminary analysis for a new pedestrian/cycle bridge between Nordre Toldbod/Langelinie and Refshaleøen. The bridge is expected to be a game changer for bicycles in the northern part of Copenhagen.

  • The approximately 300-meter-long bridge will be the northernmost link over the Port of Copenhagen. The bridge will provide better access to the old industrial area at Refshaleøen, which, according to the City of Copenhagen, is one of Denmark's most visited destinations. The bridge will also have a very prominent location close to landmarks such as Kastellet Fort and the Little Mermaid.

    The area bristles with creativity, and contemporary art, markets and restaurants will be linked to the other side of the port to benefit cyclists and pedestrians, while also meeting the need for a bicycle artery to connect to the new urban district of Lynetteholm.

    Among other things, in the preliminary analysis Team COWI and Dissing+Weitling will identify possible locations for the bridge, the physical and aesthetic design, geotechnical conditions, and possible opening mechanisms, and they will examine the impact of the bridge on traffic in the local area, navigation for shipping in the port, and the construction projects already planned in the area.

    The preliminary analysis will be completed on 31 March 2022.