Landgangen is a 280 meter long corten steel bridge that takes shape as a branch, connecting Denmark’s biggest harbour with the city centre of Esbjerg. Part of the structure is made as a bascule bridge and a part of the structure has a detachable span, allowing transport of large items through the harbour area. Despite various functions and design challenges, the bridge maintains a simple and elegant appearance as it makes its way through the landscape.
Landgangen is an important connection between the city of Esbjerg and the habour, which has previously been harshly separated by a heavily trafficked road. The new bridge will make use of the habour much easier and more comfortable for the city’s inhabitants. The footbridge is part of a bigger plan for the area all with the goal of bringing the ocean closer to the people of Esbjerg.
Landgangen footbridge and boulevard in Esbjerg is a project created in a consortium Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson and MOE as engineering consultants, along with Jorton and Valmont SM as main contractors, and COBE Architects.
The project was completed in summer 2018. See images from the inauguration here.
Landgangen is designed with branches, angles and curves that provide a variety of fine recreational spaces, paths and lookout points in Esbjerg habour.
Photos from the construction