The Øresund Bridge connects Copenhagen to Malmö. Photo: Colourbox
The bridge, which connects the Danish capital with Sweden’s third largest city Malmö, is off limits to both cyclists and pedestrians.
The four cyclists were seen via surveillance cameras heading toward Sweden shortly after 5am on Monday.
“Two people were stopped by police en route while the others came out on the other end of the tunnel at [the island of] Peberholmen. They began moving across the traffic lanes and railway. We first closed Sweden-bound traffic and then shut down the whole bridge,” Jens Genders, a spokesman for the bridge operator, told Danish news agency Ritzau.
Copenhagen Police arrested all four cyclists, but did not immediately release any information about their identity or motives for cycling across the bridge.
“We are investigating who these people are. We are finding out where they came from, who they are and what their intentions were,” police spokesman Henrik Svejstrup told Ritzau.
The bridge was reopened at 6.41am, police said.