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Icelandic Artist Designs Bridge in Copenhagen

Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson has designed a new bridge for Copenhagen’s Christianshavn neighborhood, which is located on an artificial island. The artist presented his drawings of the new bridge in Denmark’s capital on Wednesday.

From Copenhagen. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The bridge connects Christiansbro and the Appleby square, opposite The Black Diamond, the new building of the Royal Library, ruv.is reports.

The bridge is a chain of five circular view platforms and has five tall masts, which are reminiscent of sailing vessels. Elíasson said the location had inspired the idea.

This is the first public artwork by Elíasson in Copenhagen and the city’s Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard described it as magnificent. The project is financed by the Nordea Fund and the bridge is scheduled to open in 2012.

Elíasson also designed the glass dome around the Icelandic National Concert and Conference Center, which is currently under construction at Reykjavík harbor, and the New York artificial waterfalls.

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