Aalborg Cultural Bridge. C.F. Møller. Photo: Martin Schubert

Aalborg Cultural Bridge

A new 403 meter pedestrian and cycling bridge, attached to the existing railroad bridge across Limfjorden, links the city centres of Aalborg and Nørre Sundby, giving locals and tourists the opportunity to experience the fjord landscape in new ways.
 Aalborg Cultural Bridge. C.F. Møller. Photo: Martin Schubert
Facts

Client

Teknik- og Miljøforvaltningen
Aalborg Kommune

Address

Aalborg, Denmark

Size

403 m

Year

2010-2017

Competition

1st prize in competition. 2010

Client consultant

Kaai Aalborg

Engineering

COWI

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Collaborators, other

ÅF Lighting

Awards
Awards
  • IABSE-Denmark Construction Award. 2017
  • Aalborg Municipality Architecture Award. 2017
  • 1st prize in competition. 2010

The design of the new pedestrian and cycling bridge is simple and elegant, in respect of the railway bridge, a steel construction dating back to 1928. The Cultural Bridge, as it is called, only touches the existing bridge at a few points, and is lightly suspended by a system of rods and dampers.

The bridge is made of very lightweight material, i.e. a composite material composed of plastic and fibers - also used for e.g. wind turbines.

The material has, despite the lightness, great strength and is also environmentally friendly.

The bridge spans have been designed so that they are easy to fit and take down again in a maintenance situation – also a solution chosen to create as sustainable a construction as possible.

The bridge is lit by energy efficient LED lights. The light takes the form of a long line, integrated in the railing of the bridge, and guides pedestrians and cyclist in the evening and make the bridge appear as a sculptural landmark in the dark.

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