Skuru Bridge is made as transparent as possible to co-exist with the old iconic construction.
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Road Bridges and Tunnels
- 2012 - 2023
- Swedish Transport Administration Stockholm
- Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner / ELU Konsult
- Photos: Åse Wallin, Trafikverket and Dissing+Weitling.
Skuru Bridge will share the Sound with the existing Skuru Bridge which is a copy of the original arch bridge from 1914. At that time, it was the largest concrete bridge in Northern Europe. The original bridge has gained iconic status among bridge experts around the world.
Bridges in harmony
The new bridge has a structural lightness with a slender, aerodynamic deck in steel, and it is made as transparent as possible by, for example, aligning the piers of the new bridge with those of the existing bridge. This creates a connection between the two structures, and the new bridge will not block the view of the old.
The new bridge will solve an untenable traffic situation for people commuting to the capital, a figure exceeding 52,000 every day.
In 2012 Dissing+Weitling was awarded 1st prize in the international bridge contest in Stockholm to design a new bridge across Skuru Sound.