Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Knippels Bridge

Knippelsbro or in English, Knippels Bridge, is placed on the same place as the original wooden bridge connecting Christianshavn with Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen from 1620. It is a 115m long bascule bridge built in 1937. It is one of the only two bridges across the harbour that can carry motor vehicles, the other one being Langebro which I told about yesterday. It's named after a bridge caretaker in the 17th century called Hans Knip.