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08.11.2020

Dronning Louises Bro, Copenhagen

Dronning Louise Bro is a bridge over lakes in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. He joins the Frederiksborggade in Indra By with Nørrebrogade in Norrebro and separates the Sortedam lake north - east of Lake Peblinge south - west.

The bridge was designed by Wilhelm Dalerup and built between 1885 and 1887. The bridge is named after Queen Louise, wife of King Christian IX. It was inscribed on the list in 1997.

The bridge, located near the current bridge, is mentioned in 1562. It provided the link between the North Gate of Copenhagen and the Norrebro road.

In 1618-20 years Christian IV built a combined embankment and wooden bridge as part of his new road Frederiksborg. The crossing was improved in the 1720s. Embankments at each end were reinforced with large stones, and the central section of the bridge was replaced by an elevating bridge.

In the second half of XIX century, the bridge could not cope with the heavy traffic, which was the result of reconstruction of the territory outside the fortifications of Copenhagen, as well as population growth in general. This transition was notorious or was windy even in quiet days, so the architect Emil Blichfeldt proposed a bridge with a store, inspired by the medieval bridges of Florence and Venice. Blikfeldt noted that the expansion of the Frederiksborggade has become a thriving shopping street with no free stores, so this solution would make sense. His proposal was published in the magazine Ude og Hjemme in 1883, where it was described as "both practical and artistic. The proposal was discussed at a city council meeting on April 18, 1884, where it was supported by 13 votes to 12, but instead the magistrate chose a simpler and more traditional proposal by Wilhelm Dachlerup. Construction began in 1885 and the bridge was opened on September 7, 1887. The bridge became known as Pebling Bridge.

Queen Louise Bridge is built of granite and has three arches. Cast iron railing is decorated with four identical bronze cartouches depicting the coat of arms of Copenhagen, surrounded by weapons, helmets and lions. The railing has eight lantern pillars and four flagpoles. It was included in the list in 1997.

The bridge is mentioned in the song Hjerterdame on Gasolin in 1986 album Forklædt Som voksen . fra 1986. The bridge was located near Kim Larsen's house on Rørholmsgade.

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