Inaugurated on Walpurgis night 2022, Björkbornsbron
Bridge is an important part of the walking and cycling path that leads to Björkborn, a suburb of the Swedish town of Karlskoga. As the former bridge that
spanned the river Timsälven had been closed in 2018 due to its bad conditions, the
municipality of Karlskoga explored different alternatives to allow the crossing
of the river also on foot or by bicycle. The new pedestrian bridge should give
the possibility to reach places such as the city manor, Alfred Nobel’s Museum,
and the industrial area of Björkborn in a simple and convenient way. Thanks to a professional group of contractors,
suppliers, and consultants, the construction proceeded without major obstacles,
and the municipality achieved its goal, getting the bridge ready in due time.
Spanning the river on a narrow stretch, this
one-of-a-kind arched bridge features a simple, linear layout that perfectly
blends with the surrounding green area. Asymmetrically crossing the gangway, its timber-clad arch creates an eye-catching visual effect, that has
already become an attraction in town. The original, elegant outline of the 50-ton bridge, perfectly fitting in the Nordic mood typical of
this Swedish town, just adds style to the functionality of the bridge.
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