Quay Bridge

A backbone across the harbour

Dissing+Weitling, Quay Bridge, night view from water

The Quay Bridge is the first part of Copenhagen's new network of pedestrian and bicycle paths and the first bridge across the port of Copenhagen in 50 years.

  • Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridges
    2001 - 2006
  • Client
    City of Copenhagen
    Collaborators
    Carl Bro Group / Pihl
    Size
    190 m
  • Every day, Copenhageners cycle and walk in a constant stream between the previously separated neighborhoods of Vesterbro and Islands Brygge. The Quay Bridge is an attractive shortcut for students on their way to and from the University of Copenhagen South Campus, and it is a catalyst for more life and activity in the harbour area.

    We have designed the bridge with a certain architectural simplicity. Its 90-metre-long steel construction stretches between the piers in a light arch resembling a rhombus-shaped backbone.

    The Quay Bridge is the first part of Copenhagen's new network of pedestrian and bicycle paths and the first bridge across the port of Copenhagen in 50 years. According to the municipality, the bridge is used daily by about 8,000 cyclists, in addition to many pedestrians, in addition to the many pedestrians, not counted.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Quay Bridge, open

    The bridge can be opened for passing ships with a turning mechanism, and at night, the railings become a luminous band over the harbour, while the underside is illuminated by luminaires built into the bridge deck.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Quay Bridge, overview

    The Quay Bridge is the first part of Copenhagen's new network of pedestrian and bicycle paths and the first bridge across the port of Copenhagen in 50 years.