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05.11.2020

Inderhavnsbroen, Copenhagen

The Inderhavnsbroen is a 180m long bridge in the port of Copenhagen between Havnegade in Nihavn and Nordatlantens Brygge / Grønlandske Handels Plads (more Inderhavnen). The construction of the bridge is partly funded by a gift from the Foundation for General Purposes A.P. Möller and his wife Chestin McKinney Möller . It was designed by the English studio Studio Bednarski.

Inerhavnsbroen, Trangravsbroen and Proviantbroen make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to get from Havnegade through Nyhavn to the Holmen opera.

The opening of the bridge over the inner harbor has been postponed several times. The most recent serious mistake was discovered in November 2015, after which the city of Copenhagen announced that the final opening had been postponed indefinitely until the new boogie woogie system was designed, installed and tested.

There were many engineering mistakes during the construction, and together with the bankruptcy of construction company E. Pihl & Søn, it raised the price from the expected 202 million to the estimated (2014) 305 million. The bridge was opened on July 7, 2016 by the then Mayor of Technology and Environment, Morten Kabell and his predecessor, the director of the Cycling Association , Klaus Bond .

After the inauguration, it was shown that the blue bike path on the bridge becomes very slippery in wet conditions, and several cyclists turn over. The problem is not new and has caused problems somewhere else before.

On Sunday, July 31, 2016, the bridge had problems with opening, so the ferry to Hven could not sail.

In 2017, the bridge is criticized, among other things, for its unusual design of a bike path, where cyclists are led through several very steep turns of 45 degrees. In addition, many warning signs that were installed since the opening of the bridge should have been a sign that the bridge was poorly designed from the beginning. However, critics admit that the bridge has largely succeeded in forming a link between the two sides of the Inner Harbor, as it has 16,000 passers-by daily, rather than the 3,000-7,000 passers-by expected at the opening.

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