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Flint & Neill’s ‘kissing’ bridge opens

Copenhagen bridge

A 180m long sliding pedestrian bridge designed by Flint & Neill has opened in Copenhagen.

Flint & Neill won a competition to design the Inner Harbour Bridge held back in 2009 and the firm also provided the structural engineering for the project.

The bridge is constructed in two parts that meet in the middle, hence the name ‘kiss’. It has a sliding mechanism which means people can stand on two horizontal viewing platforms at the edge of the navigation channel, even when the bridge is open.

Flint & Neill provided the scheme design, full detailed design and, together with parent company Cowi, construction supervision services.

The bridge’s 250t steel spans are able to pull back when ships pass by.

“To see the beauty and functionality of it today and to realise that many Copenhageners and tourists have been quick to adopt the bridge and appreciate the efficient connection between the vital areas of the city, is a great joy,” said Flint & Neill director Ian Firth.

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