Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, the Butterfly Bridge elegantly spans the Christianshaven Channel, uniting it at three distinct points.
Each arm of the bridge stretches towards its designated shore, seamlessly linking the banks. At the bridge’s core, a platform above the water converges the three arms, providing a panoramic view of the canal and moored boats.
While two arms can pivot open for sailboats, the one leading to Islands Plads remains stationary. Even when one movable arm is raised, the other ensures uninterrupted passage. The arms are designed with a subtle incline. A control house oversees the bridge’s operation.
Constructed primarily from steel, its foundation is concrete, securely anchored both on land and underwater. The central structure is a hollow steel box, acting as a cantilever when the bridge opens. The bridge’s design comprises the arms and a central platform, with two hydraulic cylinders per arm facilitating its opening.
Lead Architect: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Engineers: Wtm Engineers Gmbh
Mechanical Engineers : Schippke