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Spectacular 225 meter footbridge at Køge Nord Station is now opened

01/06/2019

Bladt Industries has built the 225 meter long footbridge over the railroad and highway at Køge Nord Station, which has just been opened and put into service.

No less than 720 tons of building steel has is required building one of Denmark's most spectacular walkways. It is Bladt Industries, which, as the main contractor, has built the comprehensive project, which, in addition to the overall project management, also includes the manufacture, supply and installation of the footbridge, the installation of internal and external cladding, five escalators, elevators and various construction tasks.

- We are very proud to be part of Banedanmark's unique project. It is a great pleasure that everyone today can celebrate the completion of the unique and complex project, explains department manager Søren Nielsen from Bladt Industries.

Køge Nord Station is passed every day by approx. 90,000 people, and the station will be used by approx. 8,000 daily travelers. The 225-meter-long footbridge crosses the coming double-track railway, Køge Bugt Highway and the already existing double-tracked S-train line. Since the footbridge has been built across both the railway and motorway, it has required top professional project management and coordination between several different authorities.

- It is always challenging to implement infrastructure projects across highways and railways. In this case, it has been particularly complex due to the size of the project, but it has all succeeded in close and constructive cooperation with the participants involved, says Vice President Kim Bringsjord from Bladt Industries.

The walkway bridge has achieved both Danish and international recognition for its design. It is both on Politiken's list of the 10 architectural highlights in 2019 and on CNN's list of the 12 most spectacular new bridges.

Bladt Industries are already working on the next big bridge project, as the company has won both planning and execution of the upcoming pedestrian and bicycle bridge crossing Folehaven in the outskirts of Valby near Copenhagen, Denmark.