Transforming old into new
The old pedestrian bridge, built in 1925, has been replaced to make way for a modern, trend-setting structure. The project was successfully completed in the year 2023.Together with the British architectural firm Knight Architects, the plans were drawn up for one of Sweden's longest bridges - an impressive 730-metre long and 16-metre wide pre-stressed concrete bridge with 16 bridge pillars. The new bridge is designed to triple the capacity for pedestrian and bicycle traffic and boasts a fantastic view. The bridge is divided into a crossover for pedestrians, cyclists and scooters and two tracks for tram traffic connecting Lidingö with Stockholm.
The size of the new bridge alone makes it a landmark engineering feat. The complementing DOGLA-TRIO 1032 architectural mesh from Haver & Boecker offered an ideal solution: robust and durable, with an open area of around 75%, a weight of 4.4 kg/cubic metre and a maximum width of three metres per mesh element, it not only met the engineering requirements, but also contributed to the architectural design of the bridge.
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