Storstrøm Bridge

The largest bridge build in Denmark since the Øresund Bridge

Dissing+Weitling, Storstrømsbroen, render

Storstrøm Bridge is a coherent and clearly perceptible form, strongly expressed through the design of the main span as an iconic element.

  • Zealand-Falster via Masned Island, Denmark
    Road Bridges and Tunnels
    2012 - Under Construction
  • Client
    The Danish Road Directorate
    Collaborators
    COWI / Hasløv & Kjærsgaard
    Size
    3.8 km
  • A coherent and clearly perceptible form, strongly expressed through the design of the main span as an iconic element. This is the design concept for the new Storstrøm Bridge, designed by Dissing+Weitling in cooperation with COWI and Hasløv & Kjærsgaard.

    The preferred solution is a new, combined railway and road bridge, with a gently curved alignment that compliments the surrounding landscape, but also forms a dynamic shape that connects the two shores of Masned Island and Falster.

    On both sides of Storstrømmen, the understated design of the bridge’s abutments is a response to the topographically fragile context. The design of the bridge gives the impression of a robust and simple structure, which also appears elegant for those crossing or viewing the bridge.

    The design

    The pylon’s geometrical form gives the bridge a dynamic and striking expression, while interacting with the bridge’s curved alignment, resulting in a refined and sculpturally coherent composition. The pylon will become an iconic element and it’s simplicity compliments the pier family, which includes the Øresund Fixed Link, the Great Belt Link and Farø Bridge.