Hising Bridge

Connecting Gothenburg and its vital harbor

Dissing+Weitling, Hising Bridge, night view

The Hising Bridge shall contribute to a development of the central city on both banks of the river and help to create a strong region.

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
    Road Bridges and Tunnels
    2013 - Under Construction
  • Client
    The City of Gothenburg
    Collaborators
    ELU / Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
    Size
    350 m
  • The Hising Bridge (Götaälvbron) is marked out to become a new landmark for Gothenburg. It will aesthetically and literally connect the city and its vital harbour.

    Spanning over the central part of Scandinavia's most significant commercial harbour, the Hising Bridge will replace the existing Göta River Bridge, dating from 1939. The new bridge relates to its surroundings, the city and the harbour, where the towers and raising midsection creates new views accross the harbour front.

    The bridge will become 'a street’ within the city that will lead across the Göta River (Göta Älv) and bind the river shores together for cars, busses, trams, pedestrians and bicycles.

  • Dissing Weitling Hisingsbron render
    In 2013, Dissing+Weitling won the competition for the design of the bridge, beating a strong field of competitors, including Zaha Hadid, Snøhetta and Wilkinson Eyre.
  • The bridge offers a nice public boardwalk on the riverbank, creating an attractive new urban space for the citizens and visitors of the appealing city. It is one piece of the puzzle in the overall plan for the city's development: a portal for shipping and a landmark for Gothenburg.

    The new bridge is approximately 350 metres long and has a spectacular midsection, which can be raised 28 metres above the water, carried by four distinctive towers.