Bridging
the
gap

Bridging the Gap

Pedestrian and highway bridges, traffic control systems and transport solutions are EFLA specialities, each custom-designed to keep people on the move.

 

Sweeping gracefully across two of central Reykjavík‘s main traffic arteries, the twin pedestrian bridges spanning Hringbraut and Njarðargata have attracted well-deserved attention for their elegant lines and streamlined construction. Supported by pillars constructed of concrete and stainless steel, the longest span of the bridge is 27.5 metres, a length made possible by the use of high tensile cables. Designed by EFLA and leading Reykjavík architects Studio Granda, the bridges and their access footpaths were commissioned in 2003 by Reykjavík City Council.

 

Since its completion, the structure has received a number of awards for its imaginative design and sophisticated use of concrete, including the Icelandic Road Adminstration’s design award for 2009 and the  Icelandic Concrete Association‘s award for 2010. It was also among the nominees for the 2007 design award of the Architects’ Association of Iceland.

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