Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Best Bridge

©Dag Jenssen
Located just north of Sand, Norway, Høse Bridge was recently named Best Bridge by Travel + Leisure magazine’s design awards. The pedestrian bridge connects the town to a wooden area that residents can access for recreation. Designed by Norwegian firm Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Høse Bridge is constructed from two steel lattice beams and mesh and sold panels of Corten steel.

©Dag Jenssen
In the middle of the walkway, a steel grate on the floor allows pedestrians to look down at the cascading Suldalslågen River beneath the bridge. There’s even a concrete pavilion on the south side of the river that can be used as a picnic site.

Anya Britzius is associate managing editor of Viking. She lives in Minneapolis, Minn., and enjoys baking, reading and keeping up on modern Norwegian trends.

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