Skuru Bridge

Old and new bridge in harmony

Dissing+Weitling, Skuru Bridge, visuals

Skuru Bridge is made as transparent as possible to co-exist with the old iconic construction.

  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Road Bridges and Tunnels
    2012 - Under Construction
  • Client
    Swedish Transport Administration Stockholm
    Collaborators
    Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner / ELU Konsult
  • 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.

    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.

    Dissing+Weitling was awarded 1st prize in a international bridge contest in Stockholm to design a new bridge across Skuru Sound.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Skuru Bridge, render