This newly built (January 2015) foot and cycle bridge, spanning Christianshavns and Trangraven Canals in Copenhagen, is unique as it is the only 3-way bridge in the World in which two sections open up like a draw bridge to allow flow of sailboats in these canals. The two movable decks operate independently of each other and are raised to allow the canal traffic to pass. When the two sections are drawn up at the same time, they look like wings of a large butterfly, hence the name.
Image Source: Google Maps
Some great images in Arch Daily
Credits:: I am thankful to;
- Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes / Barbara Feichtinger-Felber for allowing use of images from their web page.
- Kre Nek, a very active member of Google Earth Community Forums, who informed me about the bridge.
- This is the latest (May 5, 2015) addition to my "Tri-Bridges Around The World" Collection.
- Full collection of tri-bridges or 3-way bridges can be seen in Tri-Bridges Around the World.