Aarhus’ Sculpture by the Sea—Denmark’s biggest annual outdoor sculpture exhibitions—spotlighted nearly 60 fantastic art installations this year, and one of our favorites is “Den Uendelige Bro” (The Infinite Bridge) by Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter. Built with the help of carpentry students from Aarhus Tech, the wooden circular bridge is set in shallow waters straddling the Thors Møllebæk River. The elevated platform offers panoramic views overlooking the nearby Varna Palace and city, the forest, and the sea.
To simplify the construction process, the Aarhus Tech students first built Den Uendelige Bro piece by piece off-site. The wooden structure is made up of 60 large sections, each 2.4 meters wide, 3.15 meters long, and weighing 250 kilograms. The bridge was assembled on-site at the beach. The bridge, located where a historic jetty once stood, measures 190 meters in circumference and 60 meters in diameter.
“From 1897 until World War II, steamships sailed from the town along the coast towards Riis Forest to the north and the Marselisborg woods in the south,” write Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter. “Along that coast were a number of piers, including Varna Palace in the Marselisborg Forests, which was a popular destination among city residents. Sailing routes that linked the city, the bay and the characteristic woodland along the coast gave the city its special identity. The Infinite Bridge reestablishes contact between the coast and the gulf where the jetty at Varna Palace once was. From the bridge, visitors can experience the city, the forest and the bay like an endless panoramic composition that unfolds as one movement across the water.”
Den Uendelige Bro’s strategic location offers stunning panoramic views of different landscapes, from the port city in the horizon to the seaside to the beach and the forest inland. Couples were given the unique opportunity to hold their wedding on the Den Uendelige Bro on July 6, 2015.
Via Aarhus Tech