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University Bridge, Malmö

Unique and aesthetically beautiful, Malmö’s University Bridge is a central component of the development of the city’s inner harbour area. The design had to respect Malmö’s historical lighthouse, which marks the entrance to the harbour, adjacent to the Central Railway Station.

In order to minimise the thickness of the bridge deck and maintain the open character of the harbour, the architects designed the swing span as a cable-stayed structure. The 77-metre long cable-stayed bridge rests on a hemispherical concrete pivot pier, which gives the impression of floating on the water. The two pylons are topped by lanterns in translucent acrylic.

Macalloy tie bars were used to achieve the desired effect, with our tension rods taking the place of cable stays, and the bars providing a more cost-effective solution to cables.

Macalloy M76 Tension Rods are connected to the twin masts and act as deck supports.

Year

2004

Location

Malmo

Country

Sweden

Architect

Dissing+Weitling

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