Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Long Bridge

One of the main arteries of Copenhagen is the bridge Langebro, Danish for the Long Bridge, which connects central Copenhagen with Amager at Islands Brygge (Iceland Wharf) across the inner harbour. It is a bascule bridge built 1954 to replace a temporary bridge built in 1930. There has been a bridge called Langebro at this place since 1886 but it has been remodelled and rebuilt several times since then to accommodate the increasing traffic and is one of only two bridges to carry cars and other motor vehicles across the harbour in the center of Copenhagen.