VIDEO: Copenhagen circle bridge on its way

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VIDEO: Copenhagen circle bridge on its way
Cirkelbroen as visualized in its open position. Illustration: Olafur Eliasson

After years of delays, things are suddenly moving very fast for world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson’s circular bridge in Copenhagen.


Installation of Cirkelbroen (the Circle Bridge) began earlier this month, and as can be seen in this time-lapse video, the process is progressing quickly:
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The 32-metre long swing bridge will be made up of five staggered circular platforms. The different-sized platforms all have their own masts and three of the five circles will be movable in order to make way for large boat traffic. 
The bridge was originally scheduled to open in 2013 but has been hit by numerous delays. 
With construction now well underway, both artist Olafur Eliasson and the project's financial backer, Nordeafonden, say they hope that it will open by the end of August. 
The bridge will give cyclists and pedestrians a new and more direct way to cross Christianshavn Canal and is part of the city’s overall plan to make getting around Copenhagen’s inner harbour area easier


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